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Barbara Hillier

Barbara Hillier

Princeton, NJ, US

 

About 

Barbara Hillier is an accomplished architect and designer. She is 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 subtle, poetic fusion with nature. She is the recipient of many honors and awards, most recently for the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas and for the BD Campus Center, receiving the distinguished Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award. 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. Ms. Hillier opened and led the firm’s Philadelphia office for eleven years which helped build the firm’s national reputation. The success of the Philadelphia office was followed by offices in New York City and Washington DC. Later the firm would expand to other cities and eventually to the Middle East and China. Ms. Hillier’s academic experience includes design juries and lectures at the University of Virginia, University of Pennsylvania, University of Tennessee, Cornell University, and Temple University to name a few. Her work has been published in A+D magazine, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Wood le Bois, Interiors, New York Spaces, Lighting Magazine, Princeton Magazine and The New York Times. Ms. Hillier holds a Master of Architecture Degree from Princeton University, a BFA from Arcadia University in design, and a BS in Psychology from Temple University.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Studio Hillier, Princeton, NJ, US, Principal

Jan 2011 - current
 

Hillier Architecture, Princeton, NJ, US, Design Principal

Jan 2000 - Jan 2007
 

Hillier Architecture, Princeton, NJ, US, Managing/Design Principal

Jan 1977 - Jan 2000
 

Education 

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
 

Awards 

AISC Ideas Awards, National Award Winner, Award

Project: Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX,

2012
 

ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards, Silver Medal Winner, Award

Project: Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX

2012
 

Engineering News Record Best Projects, Award

Project: Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX, Category: Government

2011
 

National Council of Structural Engineers, Excellence in Structural Engineering, Award

Project: Irving Convention Center, Dallas, TX

2011
 

AIA New Jersey, Award

Project: Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, Dallas, TX

2008
 

Grand Award New Jersey Concrete 45th Annual Awards, Award

Project: Becton Dickinson Campus Center

2008
 

American Architecture Awards, The Chicago Athenaeum, Award

Project: Becton Dickinson Campus Center

2008
 

AIA New Jersey, Honor Award, Award

Project: Becton Dickinson

2005
 

AIA Pennsylvania Silver Medal of Distinction, Award

Project: Solebury School Abbe Science Center

2004
 

Wood Design & Building Honor Award, Award

Project: Solebury School Abbe Science Center

2004
 

AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, Award

Project: Solebury School Gymnasium

2003
 

AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, Award

Project: Solebury School Abbe Science Center

2003
 

AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, Award

Project: General Instrument Headquarters

1998
 

AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, Award

Project: Intech Construction Headquarters

1995
 

AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, Award

Vanguard Group Inc Headquarters

1994
 

AIA Philadelphia Honor Award, Award

Project: Georgia Cancer Specialists

1994
 

International Design Gold Key Award, Award

1984
 

Areas of Specialization 



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