Hugh Magee

A native of Northern Ireland Hugh grew up in Lower Mournes, the inspiration for C.S. Lewis' Narnia landscape. After studying at the University of Ulster, Belfast and l’École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Saint-Étienne, France, Hugh gained a UK Fulbright Scholarship to complete his Masters of Architecture at MIT. At MIT, as a Fellow of the TATA Center for Technology and Design, in addition to completing his Masters, Hugh has been working as a researcher at the Urban Risk Lab focusing on public space infrastructure for disaster preparedness in Nepal after the 2015 earthquake. His work with the Urban Risk Lab has been granted several awards including the MIT Ideas Global Challenge and the 2017 Risk Awards.


Master of Architecture, MIT School of Architecture and Planning
2007 -
Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honors in Architecture, University of Ulster, Belfast

Academic Experience

Research Assistant, MIT School of Architecture
Teaching Position, MIT School of Architecture


TATA Fellowship with Urban Risk Lab, MIT School of Architecture
UK Fulbright Battersea Power Station Scholar, UK Fulbright Commission
BUNAC Best Scholarship, British Universities North American Club
- 2007
Bachelor of Fine Arts , Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston