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Hobbs grew up Chapel Hill and lived in the famous Gimghoul Castle a few years while his father was studying at Duke. His family then moved to Indiana where they lived in an old grist mill. Hobbs returned to NC and graduated with a BA in History from UNC-Chapel HIll in 1973 and a MA in Architecture from NCSU in 1979. 

He interned with Henry Flynn and Associates in Goldsboro. When Gary Partin and Hobbs left Flynn in 1982, he was in business as Partin-Hobbs in Goldsboro until it closed in 2005. He is now principal at Hobbs Architects of Pittsboro with son Taylor. 

2008 - The Grimsley Hobbs House, 200 Terrells Trace, Pittsboro NC. 2300 square feet on seven acres. Built by Anchorage Building Corporation.

2008 - The Taylor Hobbs House, Terrells Trace, Pittsboro NC. Just up the hill from the Hobbs house above. Built by Taylor Hobbs and Sterling. 

2012 - The Clark House, 212 Cumberland Road, Sanford NC. Built by Anchorage Building Company.

2013 - House for an Artist, Chatham County NC.  Status unknown.

Sources include: AnchorageBuildingCorp, Hobbs Architects.