Leigh Hilton

Leigh Hilton

Virginia, US



I am currently pursuing academic interests.  While continuing my education, I am working in real estate in order to gain a better understanding of business and marketing outside of pure construction.  

I do freelance design consultation for architecture, graphic design, marketing, and event planning.  

I am anxious to translate the theory of school into real world solutions.  I have a diverse set of skills, thanks not only to my master's from a great architectural program, but also because of my background in art history, which allows me to bring a different perspective to architectural design.  

I am currently working on a series of articles exploring art, architecture, and narrative, and blogging in the hopes of promoting the dialogue about spatial relationships.  I am anxious to work towards publication, education, and hopefully, my Ph.D. in art and architectural history with an emphasis on modern theory and criticism.


Karen Ball, Nest Realty, Charlottesville, VA, US, Administrative Assistant

Oct 2012 - current

Self Employed - Design Consultant, Charlottesville, VA, US, Design Consultant

Architectural, and Interior consulting for residential and hospitality projects, from home additions to local wineries.

Graphic design projects and marketing strategies.

Aug 2012 - current

W.C. Ralston Architects, Intern Architect

Oct 2011 - Aug 2012


Savannah College of Art and Design, MArch, Architecture

Master of Architecture program. Nominated for outstanding thesis of the graduating class. AIA Foundation of Georgia Dorothy P. Spence Memorial Scholarship recipient. Participated in EVOLO Skyscraper and ASHRAE student design competitions. Multiple projects selected for NAAB accreditation purposes.

Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

George Mason University, Bachelors, Art History

Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History. Graduated with honors. Magna Cum Laude.

Aug 2003 - May 2007


Academic Honors Graduate Scholarship at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Scholarship

Scholarship for academic excellence as an undergraduate at George Mason University.


Honors Award, Art History Department, George Mason University, Award

Awarded for completing an Honor's thesis by the Art History Department at George Mason University.


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