J. Robert Hillier

Founder at Studio Hillier

J. Robert Hillier

J. Robert Hillier

Founder at Studio Hillier

Biography

J. Robert Hillier, FAIA
Visiting Lecturer, History and Theory of the Architecture Profession
A.B., M.F.A., Princeton University
Hillier Properties, Princeton, New Jersey
http://studiohillier.com

J. Robert Hillier, FAIA, founded Hillier Architecture in 1966 and led it to become the third largest architectural firm in the United States. In 2007 Hillier merged with RMJM of Scotland and thus was created the third largest strictly-architectural firm in the world, with seventeen offices worldwide. He served as Deputy Chairman of the RMJM holding company. The Hillier firm received over 300 state, national and international design awards, many of them for projects for which Hillier personally was the lead designer. In 1998, Architectural Record identified Hillier Architecture as one of the best managed firms in the United States.

Hillier Architecture completed projects worldwide including: international schools in Vienna, Paris, Frankfurt, Prague, Dubai, Doha, Budapest, Bahrain, Istanbul, Cairo and Chanai, India; several mixed use projects in China; The New Frontiers Research Center, Harlow, United Kingdom; several buildings on the campuses of The Peddie School, Hightstown, New Jersey, The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts. Other Hillier projects include the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, Star City, a mixed use complex in Sydney, Australia, GlaxoSmithKline's world wide headquarters in London, the Supreme Court Building restoration in Washington, DC, the Bryant University Campus in Smithfield R.I., and several corporate headquarters across the United States.

In 1989 Mr. Hillier was named New Jersey’s Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine. In 2001, he was the first recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci award from the Professional Services Management Association for lifetime leadership in his profession. In 2007, Mr. Hillier was the recipient of the AIA’s Michael Graves Lifetime Achievement Medal, and in 2009 he received the NJIT President’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement. In 2013 Mr. Hillier received the 75th Anniversary Legacy Award from the Urban Land Institute for his work in land conservation and affordable housing. Mr. Hillier has lectured extensively in the United States at schools of architecture and to AIA chapters.

In 2009, Mr. Hillier established Studio Hillier, a new type of architectural firm based on land use strategy and execution where the firm both designs and develops projects for its own account. In its work, this new firm focuses on community need, neighborhood enhancement, and opportunities for architectural excellence while providing reasonable returns to investors.

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Hillier Architecture

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4

Number of Awards

3

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President at New Jersey Institute of Technology

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General Counsel & Vice President, Legal Affairs & Interim Vice President for Human Resources at New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Provost & Senior Executive Vice President at New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Senior Vice President for Finance & Chief Financial Officer at New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Member, Board of Trustees at The Peddie School

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Former Head of Asia Institutional Business at BlackRock (Hong Kong) Ltd.

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Member, Board of Trustees at The Peddie School

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Assistant Vice President, Financial Analysis at Rockefeller Group Development Corporation

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Member, Board of Trustees at The Peddie School

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Member, Board of Trustees at The Peddie School

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Education
M.F.A.

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

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The American Institute of Architects operates as a professional association of architects. It provides support services for architects who wants to continue education experience and maintain their licensure; web-based resources; and conducts market research and provides analysis of the economic factors that affect the business of architecture. The company was founded by Richard Upjohn, H. W. Cleaveland, Henry Dudley, Leopold Eidlitz, Edward Gardiner, Richard Morris Hunt, J. Wrey Mould, Fred A. Petersen, J. M. Priest, John Welch, Richard Upjohn Jr., Charles Babcock, and Joseph C. Wells on February 23, 1857 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Career History
Visiting Lecturer, History & Theory of the Architecture Profession
Current
Founder
2009 - Current
Founder
1966 - Prior
Boards & Committees
Deputy Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior

RMJM Ltd. provides architectural and engineering services. The company was founded by Robert Matthew and Stirrat Johnson Marshall in 1956 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
Emeritus Trustee
Current

Peddie School is a college preparatory school in Hightstown, New Jersey, United States. It is a nondenominational, coeducational boarding school located on a 280-acre (1.1-km²) campus, and serves students in the ninth through twelfth grades, plus a small post-graduate class. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928.

Member, Board of Overseers
Current

New Jersey Institute of Technology is one of the nation's leading public polytechnic universities, which prepares students to be leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. The university’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide the technological proficiency, business know-how and leadership skills that future CEOs and entrepreneurs will need to succeed. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university.

Awards & Honors
2013
Urban Land Institute - 75th Anniversary Legacy Award
2009
New Jersey Institute of Technology - President’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement
2007
The American Institute of Architects - Michael Graves Lifetime Achievement Medal
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