Ray Huff has successfully combined the academy and practice to engage questions of architecture and design. This symbiotic relationship has been critical to his work and study for over forty years. Prior to founding the international design practice, Huff+Gooden Architects with partner Mario Gooden, he founded the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston (CAC.C) where he continues to serve as director. His professional experience include a mentorship with noted Florida architect Donald Singer. In 1974 he established the design practice Synergy Architects in Clemson, South Carolina where he won numerous design awards and taught design studio at Clemson University before relocating to Charleston. Most recently, he received the Clemson Architecture Alumni Achievement Award and named as a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
In addition to teaching at the CAC.C, Mr. Huff held the distinguished Bishop Chair at Yale University’s Graduate School of Architecture and has lectured at numerous educational institutions, professional societies, and elsewhere. He has also been a keynote speaker at AIA conventions in Minneapolis, San Juan, Nashville, and elsewhere. He also chaired and was the keynote speaker for the design symposium at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany hosted by the German Theorists Cloud-Cuckoo-Land.