Hillman Hall

Thomas and Jennifer Hillman Hall, the third facility for the Brown School, was dedicated October 2, 2015.

Hillman Hall is approximately 105,000 square feet, containing research, instruction, student, faculty, social and meeting spaces as well as a café and the Maxine Clark and Bob Fox Forum, a multiuse public space.

The architect of record for the project is Moore Ruble Yudell of Santa Monica, California. Design partners include local associate firm, Mackey Mitchell Architects; mechanical engineering and sustainability planning by Buro Happold; landscape architecture by Andropogon; audio-visual and lighting design planning by Sextant; cost estimation by Davis Langdon; structural engineering by KPFF; civil engineering by Cole; and construction services by Alberici.

Thomas and Jennifer Hillman

Thomas Joel Hillman and Jennifer Miller Hillman attended Washington University at about the same time but did not know one another as college students. They met later, married and settled in St. Louis, where they raised their family while cultivating their careers.

Thomas Hillman earned a bachelor’s degree in economics in Arts & Sciences in 1978. He is founder and managing partner of FTL Capital Partners and one of St. Louis’ most successful serial entrepreneurs with more than 30 businesses in his career portfolio.

Jennifer Hillman earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts in 1979. She co-founded and served as creative director of Images and Ideas, a sales promotion, advertising and event planning agency. She helped develop and lead family initiatives for the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the World Presidents Organization (WPO) locally, regionally and globally.