J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, LHD


J. Robert Hillier (Bob) is Managing Principal of Studio Hillier. He is

one of the leading and most highly-respected architects in the United States. He is perhaps best known for having built one of the largest and most successful architecture firms in the world. Mr. Hillier is distinguished for his design, for his business acumen, and for his contributions to the field of architecture as a practitioner and educator.


Bob has been on the core faculty of Princeton University’s School of Architecture since 1992 where he teaches two graduate seminars. In May of 2019, the New Jersey Institute of Technology renamed its College of Architecture the J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier College of Architecture and Design.


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Barbara A. Hillier, AIA


Barbara Hillier was an accomplished architect and designer. She was a Principal and co-founder of Studio Hillier, a research-based, client-centric architecture and urbanism practice in downtown Princeton, New Jersey. Her work has garnered critical praise and attention for its striking presence and technological prowess as well as its poetic fusion with nature.


Her career in architecture was cultivated in the firm of Hillier Architecture, where she was both life partner and career partner with founder, J. Robert Hillier, FAIA. Barbara opened and led the firm’s Philadelphia office for eleven years which helped build the firm’s national reputation. 


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