HILL works is a small yet agile design studio that oscillates between the disciplines of architecture and landscape architecture. David Hill, founding principal, was raised among an assortment of flora in his family's plant nursery in South Georgia. In an attempt to flee the land of containers and ever-present weeds, he initially pursued a career in architecture. Alas, during his graduate studies at the University of Virginia, his fascination with plants eventually beckoned him back into the landscape leading him to obtain a Master's Degree in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture. David currently holds professional licenses in Landscape Architecture as well as Architecture.
David serves as an assistant professor in the Graduate Program of Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. Prior to founding HILLworks, David helped unearth post-industrial landscapes as an Associate at D.I.R.T. studio in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he managed projects such as Urban Outfitters Headquarters in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Voelcker Park in San Antonio Texas, the Historic Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee Wisconsin, and the Holy Cross Project in New Orleans Louisiana.