Hunt Laudi Studio was established in 2001and the Dupont Underground was established in 2005 by Julian Hunt and Lucrecia Laudi after returning from ten years abroad in Barcelona. Our work is clearly influenced by that immersion in neo-modern minimalism mixed with the very old. As professionals, we work to transform our client’s intangible ideals into real projects and can offer design/build as an alternate to having to hire a contractor.
We are hands-on with years of experience working with craftsmen, tradesmen, and laborers to craft a building from the myriad materials needed to assemble the finished form.
With over 15 years working in our own practice and significant previous experience in large-scale international projects with Venturi Scott Brown, Ricardo Bofill’s Taller de Arquitectura, Leo A Daly and HOK in Washington DC, we are well aware of the balance of cost, complexity, quality and time constraints involved in a project.
WHO WE ARE
Lucrecia Laudi, Assoc. AIA
Lucrecia received her professional Architectural Diploma in Argentina and Masters in Architecture and City Planning with certificates in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania. She later moved to Barcelona to practice architecture and urban design for almost eight years. After coming back to the US and working in the corporate world developing mostly large scale international projects such as the Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina at Leo A. Daly Architects Washington D.C and Zayed University, Dubai at Hellmuth, Obata , Kassabaum Washington D.C, she initiated Hunt Laudi Studio in partnership with Julian Hunt.
Lucrecia currently serves on the advisory board of the Dupont Underground and on the Design Committee of the Dupont Circle Main Streets.
Julian Hunt, AIA
Born 35 miles from New Haven where the first Hunt landed in 1639 as an indentured servant, in 12 generations the family didn't travel very far. He, however, left the US for Barcelona in 1988 where he met Lucrecia and won the Thyssen Architecture Award. Nearly ten years abroad were formative. On returning to the US, after a brief period of employment as the lead designer and presenter for the renovation of the Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina at Leo A Daly Architects and for Cady's Alley in Georgetown, Washington DC at Martinez and Johnson, Washington DC. The two ultimately set up Hunt Laudi Studio.
Julian received a Master of Architecture from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Virginia. Julian currently serves on the board of directors of the Dupont Underground and teaches at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Monling received a Master of Architecture and a Master in Urban Design from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland.
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