Architect · Painter
Born July 4, 1918, Lambertville, New Jersey
Died January 15, 1992, Flemington, New Jersey
Architect William Hunt's contemporary designs are marked by the use of wood, stone and glass in an intimate coordination of architecture and landscape. Following his initial training, he worked for the firm of Antonin Raymond (as did George Nakashima), continuing his association through WWII, remodeling the Camp Kilmer army barracks among other projects. Drafted in 1942, Hunt designed airfields with the First Battalion Aviation Engineers. After earning his master's degree, Hunt opened his own firm, in partnership with Jules Gregory. They designed public buildings, including schools in Philadelphia and West Amwell, New Jersey; the Solebury School gym; and the Rescue Squad building in Lambertville, but Hunt put most of his efforts into residential designs. He remodeled the home of Paul Whiteman, did three homes over the years for Lloyd and Barbara Westcott, and designed many of the homes on Lower Creek Road. Hunt enjoyed painting as an avocation. He found he could satisfy his love of design to a greater extent through painting than through architecture since the designing process is only a small part of the architect's job. His work was included in a 50th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition at Phillips Mill.
Image: William Hunt, The Democrat, Flemington, January, 1992, photo courtesy James A. Michener Art Museum archives