Architect Robert Hillier, founder of Studio Hillier in Princeton, was recently awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Hillier served as the first board chair of NJIT’s honors college, and designed four buildings on the NJIT campus.
“The board of trustees of NJIT honored Hillier with its doctorate of humane letters in recognition of his distinguished career as an architect and a developer,” Studio Hillier said in a news release. “The studio is involved in cultural, institutional, commercial and residential building types: from microunit housing to large-scale residential development, and from early child care centers to high school research labs.”
Hillier holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in architecture from Princeton University as well as an honorary MBA from Bryant University, whose Rhode Island campus he helped design in 1972. He also designed the School of Architecture and Design building at NJIT.
Studio Hillier was founded in 2011 by Hillier and his wife, Barbara Hillier.