John Hughes

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn•Hughes
Used nameJohn•Hughes
Born14 June 1903
Died20 February 1977 in Old Colwyn, Conwy, Wales (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


John Hughes won a gold medal in the Architecture section of the Arts competition at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics for his “Design of a Sports and Recreation Centre with Stadium for the City of Liverpool”. His award-winning design, his thesis from 1931, was not realized. Hughes was a British architect, who came from the Liverpool School of Architecture. He had visited Germany and his style was influenced by this experience. He designed St. Andrew’s Gardens, a building inspired by Art Deco and today serving as a dormitory for the University of Liverpool. Amongst others, Hughes worked for the city administration with the famous Liverpool architect Sir Lancelot Keay. In 1938, Hughes became Deputy Director of the Housing Office of Manchester and, eight years later, Director of this Office in Westminster. His last position was as the Chief Architect of the Department of Housing and Local Government in Wales.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GBR John Hughes
Architecture, Designs For Town Planning, Open (Olympic) 1 Gold