H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture

With a legacy stretching from 1962, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture is a collaborative community of professionals founded in 2004 by celebrated architect Hugh Hardy, FAIA, and guided by Hugh and five partners—Ariel Fausto, AIA, LEED AP, John Fontillas, AIA, LEED AP, Geoff Lynch, AIA, LEED AP, Jack Martin, AIA, LEED AP, and Daria Pizzetta, AIA. H3’s talented 35-member team delivers a distinctive and successful approach to planning and design that fosters dialogue among history, innovation, and contemporary use.

H3 is a nationally recognized leader in the planning and design of buildings and spaces that enhance the fabric and culture of communities. In addition to Theatre for a New Audience’s new home in Brooklyn, H3’s current work includes Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 in Manhattan and the new headquarters of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth, both under construction, and Orchestra of St. Luke’s DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan and the United States Federal Courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi, which opened in early 2011. For more information, visit www.h3hc.com.


Hugh Hardy, FAIAHugh Hardy, FAIA, is founding partner of H3 Collaboration Architecture, created as a successor to Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, which he founded in 1967.  Mr. Hardy’s work across a variety of project types is consistently recognized by civic, architectural, and preservation organizations for a progressive spirit and sensitive understanding of context.  Hugh’s best known work in New York includes the renovation of Radio City Music Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater and Peter J. Sharpe Façade and Canopy, Dance Theater of Harlem, the Joyce Theater, Bridgemarket, and renovation of Bryant Park, among many others. He has received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Theatre Design from the US Institute for Theatre Technology, PlaceMark Award from the Design History Foundation, and Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Public Architecture from the General Services Administration, among many others.
Geoff Lynch, AIA, LEED APGeoff Lynch is a partner at H3 with fifteen years of experience designing spaces for performing arts clients. A continual advocate for innovation through ideas and technology, Geoff helps clients materialize their visions in built form.  In addition to Theater for a New Audience, he has worked closely with Signature Theatre Company, Two River Theater, Saturday Night Live, and New York City Opera, developing architectural design options that convey each institution’s mission and philosophy. His first book, Prewar Shopping: A Guide to the Finest Manhattan Prewar Apartment Houses was published in 2009.
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Pictured above: Polonsky Shakespeare Center, photo ©David Sundberg/Esto.