sustainable design Projects

River Road Residence

River Road Residence

Project Type Services In 2015 the client commissioned Studio Hillier to help find a suitable home site along the Delaware River in Bucks County. The working couple with two school-age children were looking to fulfill their dream of living on the water and leaving the...

YWCA Princeton

YWCA Princeton

Project Type Services The YWCA Princeton, located on Paul Robeson Place near the heart of downtown Princeton, is housed in two connected structures built in the 1950s and 1970s.  After officially separating from their next-door neighbor, the YMCA, the YWCA engaged the...

BD Campus Center

BD Campus Center

Project Type Services The Campus Center at Becton Dickinson is a 38,500-square-foot facility that bridges and blurs the boundaries between building/landscape, indoor/outdoor, roof/earth, figure/ground, and the two local business cultures of management/production....

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.