Hillary Archer
Senior Project Manager
Hillary grew up in Boston with a reverence for plants and open spaces. Her passion for ecological systems stems from curiosity and concern, and she is motivated by landscape architecture’s ability as a layered medium of time and space to mitigate challenges while effectuating new experiences for people.

Prior to joining MVVA, Hillary worked for Reed Hilderbrand in Cambridge, MA, directed media communications for the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics in Burlington, VT, and produced award-winning short films. She earned a self-designed Bachelor of Science in Urban Ecology from the University of Vermont with distinction, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she worked as a publication designer for Michel Desvigne and head teaching assistant for graduate and undergraduate core studios.

With her multidisciplinary training, Hillary contributes to all phases of the design process for an array of private and public projects. She currently works on residences in Martha’s Vineyard, oversees project coordination, design development, and documentation for New York City’s largest state park, the 407 acre former landfill Shirley Chisholm State Park, and is conducting construction supervision for The Vandewater condominiums in Morningside Heights, NY. Hillary has also been an integral part of the team for the Dorothea Dix Park Master Plan in Raleigh, NC, works on numerous MVVA publications, creates innovative videos for competitions, project research, and public meetings, and provides overall guidance on graphic production for the office.

Hillary joined MVVA’s Cambridge office in 2013, and the Brooklyn office in 2015.

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