Richard W. Hayes is an architect and architectural historian, educated at Columbia and Yale universities. His previous publications include The Yale Building Project: The First 40 Years (Yale University Press, 2007), a comprehensive history of an influential educational program. He has also published extensively on the Aesthetic Movement, including a chapter in E.W. Godwin: Aesthetic Movement Architect and Designer edited by Susan Weber Soros (Yale University Press, 1999). The book received numerous awards and was selected as “one of the most notable books of the year” by the New York Times Book Review. Since then, Hayes has published four additional chapters on Godwin in peer-reviewed volumes.
In addition to five fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, Hayes has received grants and awards from the American Institute of Architects, the American Architectural Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the European Architectural History Network, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Yaddo. A visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge in 2009 and 2013, he is now a life member of Clare Hall.