For Studio Hillier, research is a process that foregrounds every project and that takes on a different set of objectives depending on the scope of each opportunity.
Our study looks at the Jackson-Witherspoon neighborhood as the core of a vibrant residential district and Witherspoon Street as the axis that not only connects people and places but as a destination for a unique range of services and specialty retail. The neighborhood exists within the larger urban context of central Princeton and extends to the university campus and Palmer Square, north to the Princeton Shopping Center and west to the municipal / recreation complex.
Since the mid-1960s, Bob has advocated for environmental education. By 1974, he was already focusing on environmental design and energy efficiency and in 1977, he designed one of the first public structures in the country to demonstrate highly controlled energy conservation, the East Windsor Municipal Center. This landmark building featured a trapezoidal shape to maximize solar exposure on a massive Trombe wall, a circular earth berm on three sides, and low energy and task lighting throughout, among other energy-conserving features.