The BAC Mourns the Loss of Hugh Shepley

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is saddened to learn of the passing of Hugh Shepley, partner at Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott. Hugh was a friend and alumnus of the BAC, where he served as President of the BAC Board from 1969-1971. After graduating from Harvard in 1951, Hugh attended the BAC for four years, followed by a year at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. He later received an honorary PhD from the BAC in 2008. Hugh was a respected leader in the Boston architectural community and beyond, having served as president of the Boston Society of Architects, president of the Massachusetts State Association of Architects, and chairman of the Rotch Traveling Scholarship, as well as being elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He was very active in the Greater Boston community, and gave unstintingly of his time and expertise to numerous organizations throughout the area.

BAC President Glen LeRoy recalled meeting Hugh shortly after his arrival in Boston. "Hugh Shepley was one of the first distinguished alumni I visited when I first came to the College. His dedication to the BAC was inspiring, and his impact on both this school and the profession is immeasurable."

The Boston Architectural College community extends our condolences to Hugh's family and many friends. The Shepley family has requested that donations be made in his memory to the Boston Architectural College, in lieu of flowers. To make a gift in memory of Hugh Shepley, please visit:

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