Civic and Cultural Projects

From large convention centers to community libraries, our team collaborates with community stakeholders—including clients, donors, staff, stakeholders, and the public—to create environments for exhibition, education, and engagement.


Civic and Cultural Expertise

  • Convention Centers
  • Community Centers
  • Libraries
  • Museums

Click here to see our civic and cultural brochure.

Doylestown County Theater

Doylestown County Theater

Project Type Services The iconic 1938 County Theater is situated in the cultural center of Doylestown borough. The historic movie palaces of the early twentieth century connect us to our past. We see the new expanded theater as an opportunity to look forward; a kind...

Irving Convention Center

Irving Convention Center

Project Type Services With few exceptions, the north Texas landscape is flat, hot and braided by massive concrete highways. Caught in the vortex is Las Colinas, a 12,000-acre mixed-use development, where one enters their office though a darkened garage and glides from...

Virginia Capitol Building

Virginia Capitol Building

Project Type Services Hillier and other teams were selected to complete the renovation and underground expansion of the Capitol. This building, designed by Thomas Jefferson, still serves as the center of Legislative activities for the Commonwealth.Thoughtful Historic...

Studio Hillier LLC is an interdisciplinary design firm in Princeton New Jersey, co-founded in 2011 by Partners Barbara A. Hillier, AIA and J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, PP.


Together for more than thirty years, we form the backbone of a vibrant, growing, full service design studio that has the depth of experience and design talent to take on any challenge.


Studio Hillier is located in the heart of the historic Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood in Princeton, New Jersey and operates out of a converted machine shop and warehouse.

Our Proven Design Process



The process begins with spending time with our team where together we assemble inspiration images, conduct lifestyle interviews, define the premise of the project, and ultimately, discover a path to completion.



Our team will explore residential design solutions using 2D sketching, 3D modeling, and BIM technologies to develop a thoughtful and suitable scheme.



We collaborate with a group of engineers specialized in residential architecture to develop the construction documents necessary for permitting and construction. We make sure all the details and coordination proceed in a timely manner, and maintain the architectural and design integrity of the project.



We are partnering with the best construction experts in the area. We help you to choose a professional contractor and ensure a good working relationship.


Building permits

We are able to efficiently navigate the complex permitting process to get the project off the ground.