Hubbard, Nancy

Associate Professor Emerita


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1984
  • B.A., University of Illinois-Urbana, 1968

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Exportation of American reinforced concrete construction techniques to Japan in the 1920s
  • The role of American construction companies in the development of modern Japanese architecture
  • Architectural and social history of the American poorhouse
  • The cultural meaning of Civil War military cemeteries
  • The structural form of Luxembourger stone farmhouses in southeastern Wisconsin
  • Standardized design of Depression Era park and conservation facilities

Courses Taught:

Art History Courses:

  • ArtHist 103: History of Architecture
  • ArtHist 482: Topics in Non-Western Art: Japanese Architecture
  • ArtHist 760: The Bauhaus

Architecture Courses:

  • Arch 300 Arch History and Theory
  • Arch 390/790 Survey of Non-Western Architecture
  • Arch 550 Seminar: Building Types & Settings
  • Arch 581 Law and Professional Practice

Professional Memeberships:

  • AIA Wisconsin
  • Society of Architectural Historians
  • College Art Association
  • Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation
  • Association for Preservation Technology
  • Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation?

Other Relevant Professional Activities:

  • Preservation Consultant, Village of Barrington, IL; U.S. Forest Service/Nicolet National
    Forest, Rhinelander, WI; Village of Western Springs, IL; City of Ranson, IL; Department
    of Veterans Affairs, Milwaukee, WI 1988-2013
  • Principle/Preservation Projects, Hubbanrd & Hubbard Architects, Chicago, IL 1982-1988

Selected Publications:

"Park Making Revisited: The Skokie Lagoons of the Cook County Forest Preserve,"
Proceedings, Intl. Conference on Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS), Montreal, 1993.

"Dollars for Design: A Case Study of Design Review in a Facade Rebate Program,"
Proceedings, International Symposium on Design Review, University of Cincinnati,
October, 1992.

"Keeping the Record Straight," (Progressive Architecture, June, 1992).

"Instant History-Creating A History of Post-Modernism," Proceedings, Annual Meeting of
the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 1988.
"Collecting Fees," (Progressive Architecture, September, 1990).