Nader Tehrani Receives the Hotchkiss Alumni Award

Posted on April 6th, 2021 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Awards

‘His passion for architecture and design took root at Hotchkiss, where he was inspired by art instructor Blanche Hoar. He has said that he experienced an “aesthetic transformation” during his time at Hotchkiss, which may have started the day he first set foot on campus. During an interview for Hotchkiss Magazine in 2017, Tehrani recalled visiting Hotchkiss in 1978, following one of the worst nor’easters on record. Snow had drifted halfway up Scoville Gate, and Tehrani, who was touring prep schools with his friends, barely made the trip to Lakeville. But what he remembers most about his visit wasn’t the record-breaking blizzard, but his impression of Main Building, which, at the time, bore the design of modernist Hugh Stubbins, the architect best known for Citicorp Center’s landmark tower in Manhattan. When he looked out at Main, he remembers thinking to himself: “This is where I want to be.”’

Read Hotchkiss’s articles on Nader HERE and HERE.

Below, a touching tribute from Saint Bryan, Class of ’81:

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