At Hampden-Sydney, Tom was a Phi Beta Kappa and ODK inductee, a brother of Sigma Nu, and an Academic All-ODAC captain of the tennis team. He studied at Oxford, painted in Aix-en-Provence, and, as a summa cum laude graduate with honors in English and visual arts, worked several years in construction before earning degrees in architecture and landscape architecture at the University of Virginia, where his work was recognized for design excellence. He has taught undergraduate design studios, worked on a competition-winning public park proposal for Raleigh, North Carolina, and helped design a 40-acre residential development in China. At NBWLA, his work has been included in several projects in the Conservation Agriculture Studio.
David Prevette '97
Senior Associate, Grimm + Parker Architects, McLean, VA
With a double major in classics and history, David discovered early in his courses at Hampden-Sydney that the themes of architecture, building, and planning had a recurring significance in history, but what he tended to overlook was the relevance of writing, presenting, and communicating in the actual practice of architecture. He is grateful for his training in rhetoric and public speaking at Hampden-Sydney, which gave him an advantage over other architects who were not prepared to give presentations. David is an associate with Grimm+Parker Architects in McLean, Virginia, and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects in Northern Virginia. He received a Master's of Architecture from Virginia Tech in 2002.
John Underwood '78
Principal, Island Architecture, Kauai, Hawai'i
While at Hampden-Sydney, John was an economics major and brother of the Theta Chi fraternity. Beyond classes, he worked in the H-SC development office and from time to time produced a late-night show on WWHSFM. After graduating, he worked for a design-build general contractor for twelve years, gaining experience in commercial, multi-family, and residential construction management. At 34 years old, he entered a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture program at Hampton University and graduated with honors. After a two-year internship with Hanbury Evans in Norfolk, he then joined Tidewater Hotels and Resorts in Virginia Beach as vice-president of construction; there he developed Marriott, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn brand hotels. A few years later, he began a private practice specializing in design-build projects and moved to Kauai Island in Hawai'i. His firm designs and develops commercial and high-end residential properties.
Carter Hudgins '00
Director of Preservation, Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC
Carter is an archaeologist and the Director of Preservation of Drayton Hall, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Charleston, S.C. Carter has worked in the fields of archaeology, history and historic preservation for more than ten years. Prior to coming to Drayton Hall, he worked as a senior staff archaeologist for the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities Jamestown Rediscovery Project. He has completed archaeological field work throughout southeastern North America and the Caribbean, in addition to instructing undergraduate and graduate students. After graduating with a B.A. in history from Hampden-Sydney College, Hudgins received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history and material culture from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has lectured and published extensively on the history, archaeology, and material culture of early America and post-medieval
England with a particular focus on the 17th century.