About Mike Hilliard

Mike Hilliard is the 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.

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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.

Mike Hilliard’s Certifications

“Mike Hilliard is a creative individual with the perseverance, professionalism, integrity, and maturity in working with clients to get the job done.”

John Harris
Mayor’s Office of Community Development, City and County of San Francisco

“I am particularly impressed with Mike Hilliard’s active involvement and attention to customer needs. I recommend their firm for any work that they say they can provide.”

Tom Azumbrado
Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development