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Francis Cauffman Responds to the Passing of Founding Partner Hughes Cauffman

Francis Cauffman Responds to the Passing of Founding Partner Hughes Cauffman

Tami Hausman, September 29, 2016 Download PDF

NEW YORK, NY – The multi-disciplinary architecture firm Francis Cauffman is saddened to announce that firm founder David Hughes Cauffman, AIA, passed away on September 27. Cauffman, along with fellow University of Pennsylvania alumni James Francis and George Wilkinson, founded Francis, Cauffman & Wilkinson in 1954. Born in 1916, Cauffman was nearly 100 years old, and was the firm’s oldest living founder. “Hughes was a visionary, a mentor and friend to the hundreds of architects who worked with him over his many decades in the profession,” said James Crispino, President of Francis Cauffman. “His exceptional honor, integrity, and commitment to the field of architecture drove the growth and staying power of the firm he founded. Everyone who knew Hughes—clients as well as colleagues—will remember him as an egalitarian leader who shared his expertise with tremendous enthusiasm and warmth.”

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