Hugh Magee

Hugh Magee

Cambridge, MA, US



Hugh Magee is a UK Fulbright Scholar and a Research Assistant at MIT School of Architecture and Planning where he is currently completing his Master of Architecture.

A native of Northern Ireland he grew up in the Mourne Mountains; roaming the landscape that inspired C.S. Lewis’ Narnia contributed to Hugh’s formative development along with his involvement in sport. A member of the Gaelic Athletic Association of Ireland, he has played Gaelic Football for over 15 years, succeeding at club, school, county and national level including winning an All-Ireland Championship Medal in 2005, the sport’s highest achievement.

Graduating with First Class Honours from the Belfast School of Architecture at the University of Ulster, Hugh won the Royal Society of Ulster Architects’ Bronze Medal, the Dr. Gerard O’Hare Travel Scholarship, the British Council’s IAESTE traineeship, and a High Commendation in the Norman Foster Travel Scholarship. Hugh
has also spent time in France having lived in Paris and studied at l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Saint-Étienne.

As a Fulbright Scholar Hugh has also won a BUNAC BEST Scholarship for Post-Graduate study at MIT where he will focus on low-income housing and urbanism in the developing world. 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Research Assistant

Jan 2015 - current

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Teaching Assistant

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015

Acadomia, Paris, NY, US, English Language Tutor

Nov 2012 - Jun 2013

Ostick + Williams, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Architecture Design Assistant

Aug 2011 - Jan 2012

Larmour Wheeler Architects, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Architecture Design Assistant & Model Maker

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

STOA Archtiects, Shanghai, China, Architecture Intern

Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

LID Architecture, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Architecture Intern

Jun 2008 - Jul 2008


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2014 - current

Belfast School of Architecture, Northern Ireland, Belfast, BArch, BA Hons with First Class Honors

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010


ERASMUS Educational Grant for ENSASE (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Saint-Etienne), Award

Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. One of its aims is to boost the skills and employability of university students by taking your studies overseas for between three and twelve months.


US-UK Fulbright Scholarship, Scholarship

The US-UK Fulbright Awards Programme offers opportunities to study, lecture, or pursue research in any academic field. For UK citizens, the US-UK Fulbright Commission offers a variety of grants and places on special programmes to the US. More than funding, our Awards offer scholars the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience and provide unparalleled support both during and after their Fulbright year.


BUNAC BEST Scholarship, Scholarship

The BEST (BUNAC Educational Scholarship Trust) scholarships offer financial assistance to eligible applicants who are looking to undertake postgraduate study in the USA or Canada. They are funded by the BEST Scholarship Trust which is an independent trust administered by BUNAC on behalf of the BEST trustees.


EUROPAN 11, Dublin Ireland, 2nd Place

Europan is a biennial competition for young architects under 40 years of age to design innovative housing schemes for sites across Europe. The competition encourages architects to address social and economic changes occurring in towns and cities and offers the opportunity for cross-cultural learning and networking for the architects and site promoters involved.


RIBA Norman Foster Travel Scholarship (Royal Society of British Architects, Honorable Mention

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, generously supported by Lord Foster and Foster + Partners, offers one travelling scholarship of £6,000 to a student of architecture to support international research on a topic and at locations of the student’s choosing.

The topic of the research should however, relate to the survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes:

Learning from the past to inform the future
The future of society
Density of settlements
Use of resources
Quality of urban life


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