Our People Architects are passionate about their work. They are creative problem solvers with a determined spirit. Architecture as a ‘single stroke of genius’ is mythology. The Studio environment is a laboratory / workspace: a collaboration of cultures, ideas, and knowledge.
Together, we tease out new ideas and ways of doing things every day.
Bob Hillier, FAIA Principal 609.688.9999 x201 firstname.lastname@example.org Read BioBarbara Hillier, AIA Principal 609.688.9999 x202 email@example.com Read Bio
J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, founded Hillier Architecture in 1966 and led it to become the third largest architectural firm in the United States. In 2007 Hillier merged with RMJM of Scotland and thus was created the third largest strictly-architectural firm in the world, with seventeen offices worldwide. He served as Deputy Chairman of the RMJM holding company. The Hillier firm received over 300 state, national and international design awards, many of them for projects for which Hillier personally was the lead designer. In 1998, Architectural Record identified Hillier Architecture as one of the best managed firms in the United States.
Hillier Architecture completed projects worldwide including: international schools in Vienna, Paris, Frankfurt, Prague, Dubai, Doha, Budapest, Bahrain, Istanbul, Cairo and Chanai, India; several mixed use projects in China; The New Frontiers Research Center, Harlow, United Kingdom; several buildings on the campuses of The Peddie School, Hightstown, New Jersey, The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts. Other Hillier projects include the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, Star City, a mixed use complex in Sydney, Australia, GlaxoSmithKline's world wide headquarters in London, the Supreme Court Building restoration in Washington, DC, the Bryant University Campus in Smithfield R.I., and several corporate headquarters across the United States.
In 1989 Bob was named New Jersey’s Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine. In 2001, he was the first recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci award from the Professional Services Management Association for lifetime leadership in his profession. In 2007, Bob was the recipient of the AIA’s Michael Graves Lifetime Achievement Medal, and in 2009 he received the NJIT President’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement. In 2013 Bob received the 75th Anniversary Legacy Award from the Urban Land Institute for his work in land conservation and affordable housing. In 2017, Bob received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Bob has lectured extensively in the United States at schools of architecture and to AIA chapters.
In 2009, Bob and Barbara established Studio Hillier, a new type of architectural firm based on land use strategy and execution where the firm both designs and develops projects for its own account. In its work, this new firm focuses on community need, neighborhood enhancement, and opportunities for architectural excellence while providing reasonable returns to investors.
Princeton University, Master of Architecture Arcadia University, Bachelor of Fine Arts / Interior and Graphic Design University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Studies / Psychology Temple University, Bachelor of Science / Education/Psychology
Barbara Hillier, AIA
Barbara’s professional career in architecture spans three decades. Many of her projects have garnered critical attention and recognized for design distinction. Her interests in human interaction and behavior, and in particular, how we perceive and receive visual information are part of the matrix through which she understands the meaning of space and the making of place.
Studio Hillier, Princeton, New Jersey: present Design Principal engaged in the multidisciplinary aspects of architectural practice
RMJM Hillier, Princeton, New Jersey Design Principal responsible for the design of projects: Irving Convention Center; James A. Michener Art Museum; Peddie School Athletic Center; Private Residence NYC
Hillier Architecture, Princeton, New Jersey Design Principal responsible for marketing and design of projects : Becton Dickinson Campus Center; Solebury School Gymnasium; Abbe Science Center, Solebury School; Various competitions including Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; China Mobil Network Operations Center, Beijing; Additional responsibilities include firm wide marketing operations and design of materials / website;
The Hillier Group, Philadelphia, Pa Managing / Design Principal of regional office of 40 multidiscipline professionals responsible for design, business development, marketing, financial operations and design of projects: Intech HQs; Vanguard Group Headquarters; General Instrument (Motorola) Headquarters; Deloitte and Touche Battery Park; Georgia Cancer Specialists
The Hillier Group, Princeton New Jersey Entry level to studio leader: interiors, architecture, marketing
Professional Certification Registered Architect Pennsylvania, New Jersey Member: American Institute of Architects
Affiliations 2008-2010 Member of Board of Visitors, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University, Philadelphia 1999-2009 Member of Board of Trustees, Solebury School, Solebury Pa 1994-1999 Member of Board of Trustees, University of the Arts, PA 1993-2002 Member of Board of Directors, The Foundation for Architecture, Philadelphia
Awards / Honors Irving Convention Center, Dallas, AIA New Jersey Honor Award, 2012 BD Campus Center, AIA Merit Award, 2012 Irving Convention Center, Dallas, Engineering News Record Best Projects 2011 Government/Public Irving Convention Center, Dallas 2012 AISC Ideas Awards, National Award Winner Greater than $75 Million Irving Convention Center, Dallas2012 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards, Silver Medal Winner Irving Convention Center, Dallas, National Council of Structural Engineers, Excellence in Structural Engineering Award, 2011 American Architecture Awards, The Chicago Athenaeum: Becton Dickinson Campus Center 2008 AIA New Jersey: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas 2008 Grand Award New Jersey Concrete 45th Annual Awards: Becton Dickinson Campus Center 2008 AIA, New Jersey Honor Award, Becton Dickinson 2005 Wood Design & Building Honor Award, Abbe Science Center Solebury School 2004
AIA Pennsylvania Silver Medal of Distinction, Abbe Science Center, Solebury School 2004 AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, Abbe Science Center, Solebury School 2003 AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, Gymnasium, Solebury School 2003 AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, General Instrument Headquarters 1998 AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, Intech Construction Headquarters, Inc. 1995 AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, Georgia Cancer Specialists 1994 AIA Philadelphia Honor Award - Vanguard Group Inc. Headquarters 1994 International Design Gold Key Award 1984
Juries University of Virginia School of Architecture, Third year final review 2008 AIA Chicago Chapter Design Awards Jury 2002 AIA National Honor Award Jury Chair / Interior Design 2001 Design Jury: Fourth Year Students School of Architecture, Temple University 1999 Design Jury: First Year Master of Fine Arts in Architecture: University of Pennsylvania 1998
Publications Convene Magazine, “Outside the Box”, Irving Convention Center, October, 2010 New York Princeton Magazine, “Conquering Clutter”, May, 2009 Metropolis Magazine, Becton Dickinson Campus Center, November 2008 A+D (Architecture + Design) “A Corn-Crib Exposé,”:), Vol. XXII, No. 10, October 2005 Lawrentian, Allegra, Mike, “The New Home Ec.”. Volume 69, Number 3, Fall 2005 The Wood Design Awards, “A North American Program of Architectural Excellence”, Griffith, Don (ed.). 2004 Halifax: Tuns Press, 2004 Wood Design & Building Magazine, Fall 2004, Issue #29 Wood Le Bois Magazine, Issue #47, Fall 2004, Architectural Record, Abbe Science Center, Solebury School, March 2004 Interiors, “Big Offices”, Deloitte & Touche, 1996 Tri-State Real Estate Journal, Planning & Designing Appropriate Officing Solutions, 1995 Architectural Record Lighting, “Lighting Helps Emphasize Openness”, 1994 Focus, Inside Bell Atlantic, 1992 Facilities Design & Management, AT&T, 1987 Interiors, Steelcase Showroom, 1987 Lighting, “Programmed Lighting Important Ingredient in Restaurant”, 1987 Interiors, “A retrofitted train station brings upscale dining to a Philadelphia suburb”, 1987 Restaurant Business, “All Aboard the Greenwood Grille”, 1987
Lectures Dallas Chapter AIA, “Irving Convention Center”, April 2011 Hillier Architecture, “Space and Mind”, 2005 Philadelphia AIA, Leading Firms, 2000 Philadelphia AIA, Tribute to Philadelphia with Enrique Norten Cornell University, 1997/1988-1993 Drexel University, Interior design, 1997 Philadelphia University, Interior Design, 1997 University of Tennessee, School of Architecture, 1996 Lawrenceville School, 1996 Arcadia University, Careers in the Fine Arts, 1996