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Hillier: Selected Works

Hillier: Selected Works
by Studio Hillier, J. Robert Hillier and Barbara A. Hillier

Publication Date: December 2023
Format: Hardcover
224 pages
Publishers: ORO Editions
Size: 9″ × 11″
ISBN: 978-1-957183-50-3
Book design by Pablo Mandel

‘Hillier: Selected Works’ presents the design work of the husband-and-wife team of J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier during the last 25 years coupled with a brief graphic retrospective of the Hillier practice of architecture over 57 years of operation. Despite taking unconventional paths to architecture, both Hilliers enjoyed exhilarating careers growing the firm to 500 people and executing nearly 4,000 projects in 27 U.S. States and 34 Foreign Countries. The quality of the firm’s work has been honored by over 350 design awards.

The selected projects in this monograph are driven by strictly disciplined programing and then conceived by bringing into balance all the forces at work on a project: culture, climate, site, economics, market, and even politics. The resultant architecture is distinctive of its time, its place, and its client, rather than of a particular language or style.

In 2008, Hillier Architecture, then one of the largest firms in the country, merged with a foreign firm to create the 3rd largest architectural firm worldwide. Studio Hillier, the firm’s current iteration, was formed in 2012. More recently, NJIT’s College of Architecture and Design was renamed the J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier College of Architecture and Design, celebrating the Hilliers’ commitment to providing more equitable access to design education.