J. Robert Hillier founded Hillier Architecture in 1966 in Princeton, N.J. Today it is one of the nation’s largest design firms with 300 architects, interior designers, urban designers, landscape architects and preservationists. The firm has worked on high-profile projects in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean, and has offices in Princeton, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Shanghai. Hillier’s culture is rooted in a philosophy that respects and celebrates the extraordinary differences among people and places and elevates ordinary design opportunity to extraordinary design dimensions. Hillier Architecture provides services in architecture, interior design, urban design, historic preservation, land planning and environmental graphic design. RMJM Hillier was formed in June 2007, following the merger of RMJM and Hillier Architecture. The RMJM Hillier name was used only in North America while the firm, headquartered in the UK, is still known as RMJM throughout the rest of the world.
Keeping the client at the very centre of the creative process, unlocking the potential of every opportunity and generating sustainable architectural solutions form the primary principles of RMJM’s philosophy. RMJM’s design solution is a unique response to the specific requirements of the client’s brief, taking into account location, climate and culture. They lay out a step-wise path towards a desired solution. Exploration, understanding, vision, testing and solution form its basis. The design brief, which sets out a clear understanding of the project reflecting the client’s true ambitions and requirements, is second on their priority list. They start with a clear vision and through use of their collaborative design studio increase the depth of creative thinking, endowing real integrity into solutions. Skills of their international studio develop, review and refine design solutions, maximising environmental and financial value for the client. The solution thus arrived at, is a natural solution.
List of Projects:
East River Science Park (New York City, NY)
Sprint Headquarters (Overland Park, Kansas)
GlaxoSmithKline Global Headquarters (London, UK)
AT&T Corporate Campus (Bridgewater, NJ)
Bowen Hall, Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
Virginia State Capitol (2004-07 renovation)(Richmond, VA)
Turkiye Is Bankasi (Istanbul, Turkey) (Interior Architecture)
LVMH Moet Hennessy – Louis Vuitton Tower (New York City, NY)