Hugh A. Boyd, FAIA
As a Senior Associate of Market Ventures, Inc., Mr. Boyd provides unique expertise in the design and development of public markets. Clients benefit from his ability to identify areas of potential profit, create merchandising concepts, and develop construction budgets based on projects recently implemented. He understands the particular needs of small, independent food retailers and creates design plans that maximize their chance of success, while fulfilling the sponsor's need for people-oriented, active public spaces. He has a thorough understanding of the day-to-day functioning of public markets and the need to create efficient operations.
Most recently, Mr. Boyd is the design architect for the Grand Rapids Urban Market, a mixed-use public market facility with a $20 million construction budget. As part of the MVI team, Hugh contributed design concepts for the New York City Wholesale Farmers' Market study and for the Fort Collins Community Marketplace. Hugh assisted Market Ventures, Inc. with the feasibility study for the Milwaukee Public Market; at the completion of the study, he created the program and helped administer a local design/build competition to oversee construction of the new market hall. After selection of the local team, Hugh A. Boyd, Architects was contracted to develop the final program and schematic layouts of the market interiors and to provide detailed design assistance on all aspects of the market specifications and tenant improvements. Finally, Hugh assisted with tenant leasing and the design of individual vendor stalls.
Mr. Boyd is the design architect of the new Ardmore Farmers' Market in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and the Grand Central Market in New York City. He was the principal architect for the Portland Public Market, which has won numerous awards in architecture and planning, including the first ever Community Building by Design Award from the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has helped create public markets in historic spaces, including the recently opened Market at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, where he provided design and coordination for a new 35,000 sq. ft. market within a National Register train station; the Capital Market in Charleston, West Virginia, inside an 1890's train shed; and the highly successful Ardmore, Pennsylvania Farmers' Market inside an historic theater. Mr. Boyd provided the architectural services for the Twelve Oaks Farmers' Market in Savannah, Georgia, a renovation of a 13,000 sq. ft. supermarket into a 20-tenant mixed-use market; and the Reston Market in Reston, Virginia, a new 25,000 sq. ft. fresh food market in a new town center.
In 2001, Mr. Boyd became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, the highest honor in the field, in large measure because of his expertise in public markets and his role in the renaissance of public markets in the United States.
Notre Dame, Bachelor of Architecture, Magna Cum Laude
Nellie W. Kervich Gold Medal of Architecture, Graham Foundation
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
Registered architect in ten states
Registered with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Board of Trustees, AIA New Jersey/NJ Society of Architects