J. Robert “Bob” Hillier, FAIA, founded Hillier Architecture in 1966. In 2007, Hillier merged with RMJM of Scotland, creating the third largest strictly-architectural firm in the world. The Hillier firm has received over 300 state, national and international design awards, many of them projects on which Hillier himself was the lead designer. In 2009, Mr. Hillier established Studio Hillier, a new type of architectural firm based on land use strategy and execution. This new firm focuses on community need, neighborhood enhancement, and opportunities for architectural excellence while providing reasonable returns to investors. Hillier has served on Peddie School’s Board of Trustees since 1981. Opening reception TBA.
Patrick Strzelec makes abstract sculpture with an incredibly diverse range of materials — aluminum, ceramic, epoxy, plaster, steel, and wood, to name a few. His mastery of these materials, as well as his unique ability to transform them into highly charismatic — albeit somewhat inscrutable — objects and forms has earned him numerous awards in sculpture, including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship; the Ballingkillings Project in Ireland; the Rome Prize, Rome, Italy; a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; and numerous New Jersey State Council for the Arts grants. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Mr. Strzelec is the former Rudolph Arnheim Lecturer in Sculpture at Harvard University. Opening reception October 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The Peddie School Arts Department presents its last production of the 2013-2014 school year, the Pulitzer Prize winning play The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein, Thursday May 8 through Saturday May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in William Mount-Burke Theater.