Samuel Hurst, Former CADC Dean, Passes away at 94

Samuel Thomas Hurst IV, Dean of the Auburn College of Architecture, Design and Construction from 1958-1961, died on April 10 in Montecito, California. A Georgia Tech graduate, Hurst served in the Navy during World War II. He studied with Walter Gropius at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and Gropius remained a mentor and lifelong friend who influenced Hurst to devote himself to education with the spirit of the Bauhaus.

Hurst was the youngest dean of architecture and fine arts at Auburn University. From 1961–1973, he served as Dean of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of Southern California and taught at USC until he retired in 1990. Hurst was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture, who gained national and international prominence through his writing and speaking and as chair of the National Architecture Accrediting Board. He was a founder of Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility, a founding board member of The Sustainability Project in Santa Barbara, served on the board of The Fund for Santa Barbara and was active in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. For more, click here or here.