Walter Hughes More about Walter Hughes Walter Hughes has 27 years experience in the architectural and planning field, bringing a wide range of experience in design and planning to Humphreys and Partners. His design management demonstrates a unique ability to bridge the understanding between conceptual ideas and real architectural form, producing exciting solutions to each project. Trained as an architect in his native Uruguay, with a Masters in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, he is responsible for implementing the team's ideas into workable solutions. Walter currently serves as Vice President and National Director of Design. He manages and monitors the design process for over 50 architectural staff located in nine offices across the United States, Vietnam, Mexico and Uruguay. His extensive architectural and urban design experience covers all building types from wood frame single family to concrete high-rise buildings, and has been recognized in several award-winning projects.