Brent Hillenbrand

Brent Hillenbrand

Columbus, OH, US



In May of 2012, I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree from Virginia Tech.  I currently live in Columbus, OH and work full-time as a Project Coordinator for Legat Kingscott.

I have always had a desire to positively impact the lives of others.  For me, architecture offers an incredible opportunity to gain a greater sensitivity to the needs of people, and through this sensitivity, ultimately promote the well-being of the individual.  With further exposure to architecture as a professional practice, I hope to continue to challenge my understanding of design and its potential for dialogue with societal issues.



Legat Kingscott, Columbus, OH, Project Coordinator

Member of a 6-person office in Columbus, with a focus on the K-12 and higher education market. Assist in all aspects of office work, including but not limited to design development and execution of construction documents, project management and construction administration, completion of record drawing sets, and documentation of facility assessments. Projects range from small interior renovations to new 75,000 SF academic facilities, primarily executed with Revit Architecture. Revit responsibilities include model construction, detailing, creation of unique families, and model upkeep.

Jul 2013 - current

M/I Homes, Columbus, OH, US, Construction Associate/Supervisor

Within my role, I directly supervised the proper execution of residential construction techniques within multiple Columbus subdivisions, involving the coordination and scheduling of trades/vendors, analysis of construction documents, enforcement of safety regulations, and the resolution of all issues that arose during construction in the field.

Apr 2013 - Jul 2013

Owens Corning, Granville, OH, US, Intern - Building Specifications Team

As a member of the newly formed Building Specifications Team, I conducted interviews (by phone and in person) with key architects and specifiers throughout Ohio in order to gain insights into the architectural community's expectations of building material suppliers. I developed an extensive database to catalogue this information and presented my findings graphically to both my team and general colleagues.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Owens Corning, Granville, OH, US, Contractor - Roofing Essentials (TM) Team

I was responsible for the development of full-scale prototypes of hip and ridge ventilation units, understanding the behavior of the units between roof pitches as well as the physical joints between the vents. I presented my work to a focus group of roofing contractors and later documented the feedback and physical attributes of the vent for future fabrication (Record of Invention held for joint mechanism between units).

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Timothy A. Cook Designs, Gahanna, OH, US, Architectural Intern

I was responsible for the design development and digital presentation materials for a church proposal in Houston, TX. In addition, I created a digital model and presentation images for a locally proposed residential project.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Heckendorn Shiles Architects, Wayne, PA, US, Architectural Intern

Beginning as a spring senior internship with Conestoga High School and developing into a summer position post-graduation, I was responsible for web site maintenance and general support to the 13-person firm.

May 2007 - Aug 2007


Aug 2007 - May 2012


Pella Prize for Excellence in Architecture Undergraduate Thesis, Honorable Mention

Pella Prize is the highest individual honor for undergraduate architecture seniors at Virginia Tech. Each student within the fifth year class of the Architecture Program (approximately 100 students) is asked to nominate multiple peers who they feel have created a strong body of work throughout the thesis year. These selections are ranked, and the list of the top twenty thesis selections is released to the class. The top ten then participate in an additional pin-up to compete for the Pella Prize.


Virginia Tech Winner - Virginia Society AIA Competition, 1st Place

The Virginia Society AIA Competition is an annual state-wide competition, held over the course of one weekend. Within Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture, entries are primarily provided by third year undergraduates, with additional entries provided by fourth and fifth year architecture students. As a third year student, my submission was selected by faculty as the school’s first place entry and was advanced to the state level of judging.


Ferrari Study Abroad Award, Scholarship

Monetary scholarship awarded to five prospective fourth year undergraduates participating in the 2011 CESA program. Scholarship recipients chosen by faculty.


Spring Study Abroad Selection, Other

Spring 2011 selection for the Center for European Studies & Architecture (CESA) residency program in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland


Second Year Undergraduate Competition Recognition, Honorable Mention


Front Porch Trust Scholarship Award - Pennsylvania 167th Legislative District, Scholarship


Class of 1924 Silver Cup Award, 1st Place

Highest individual honor offered to a member of the senior class at Conestoga High School


Good Citizenship Award for Scholarship and Citizenship, Award


Rotary Club Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship


Morgan E. Kelly Memorial Award, Scholarship


Service and Leadership Award, Award


Hussian School of Art Contest Winner, Award


Areas of Specialization