He entered the University of Minnesota as an architectural student, and after being graduated spent two years in travel and supplementary study in Europe.
Upon his return to the U S. Mr. Huchthausen accepted the post of Architectural Instructor at Rensselaer Institute. Troy, N. Y., leaving there in 1922 to become head of the Department of Design at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. Invited in 1932 to return to his Alma Mater he joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Architecture, and for a decade proved himself to be a stimulating teacher and a skilled designer.
Early in 1942 Mr. Huchthausen enlisted in the U. S. Army, and during its advance across Germany in 1944, he was appointed Staff Officer of the 9th Army. Early the next year just after the Rhine crossing, in the course of a front-line mission, Captain Huchthausen was caught by machine gun fire and instantly killed.