Founded in 1988 and based in Oakland, Hilliard Architects excels at creative design solutions for a variety of project types.

Clients appreciate our hands-on and on-site approach during design and construction phases.

We’re respected for our ability to investigate, diagnose and provide workable options for technical problems.

Great Design. Technical Excellence.

Hilliard Architects offers technical excellence through building science: the architectural-engineering-construction technology discipline.

Our knowledge of building materials, components, systems, structures and sustainability helps optimize building performance.

Technical excellence requires the right tools. Hilliard Architects uses Revit and is 100% BIM. We manage our project information through Newforma.

“It was nice to work with you—you actually cared about the project—and you were really knowledgeable.”

– Owner’s Representative/Construction Management Company, VA Mather

About Mike Hilliard

Mike Hilliard is a co-founder and principal of Hilliard Architects. He has been practicing architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1976.

Mike is the lead project architect, designer and a medical planner. He is a CASp accessibility specialist, building codes expert and has extensive diagnostic experience.

As a puzzle-solver extraordinaire and our resident building scientist, Mike brings technical excellence to design.