Our work consists of identifiable architectural elements including color, texture, scale, form, proportion, light, sound, context, detail and history, which ultimately become the building blocks of beauty. The blending of these achieves a synthesis of gracious style and regional character through the use of fine local materials, artistry and exceptional craftsmanship. The results are designs that translate our clients’ personal lifestyles into structures that complement the natural surroundings while embracing visions of individual identity. These ideas are the inspiration upon which we develop concepts that give meaning and value to our designs for our clients. We strive to create beautiful buildings that are practical and an inspiration to all who use and admire them.
Hiland Hall Turner, AIA
“I’ve never done a building that wasn’t completely different than another.”
—Hiland Hall Turner
Hiland is a third-generation architect and a graduate of Cornell University. He believes that architecture is profoundly capable of enhancing the quality of our daily experiences. Since 1990 his firm has worked on residential projects in varied regional locations and has grown to include barns, churches, equestrian facilities, commercial structures and town planning. The firm’s work responds to the clients’ past and present and to their goals and needs with creative solutions and superior design, including identifiable architectural elements, context, history and new technologies. Beauty is also never far from Hiland’s mind.
Hiland Hall Turner Architect has been recognized and won awards for sensitive and restorative architectural designs to historical residences by local and national chapters of the National Society for Historic Preservation and the American Institute of Architects. Its work has been featured in local and national publications.
Hiland Hall Turner is a member of The American Institute of Architects, The New Jersey Society of Architects, The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, The National Green Council and National Historic Trust. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Park McCullough House in Bennington Vermont, a home of Historic American Importance.
“Hiland is one of the most talented, creative, deeply committed, and wonderfully warm persons I have ever met. He has been a friend for years but it is his natural talent that has drawn me in with his ability to create the perfect space with each and every structure, renovation, and room. I am always amazed at his ability to overcome even the most challenging renovations and landscapes. His ability to draw the image right in front of me while we are talking about it is fascinating. Within days I am presented with exactly what I was thinking. We are currently working with him on three projects and there’s no one else I would ever use.”
“We had the pleasure to work with Hiland on two projects – a home addition in 2004-05 and a new home in 2016-17. Hiland is a talented, knowledgeable, creative and detail oriented architect. He has a true vision for elegant and proportioned design of exteriors and interiors that results in a beautiful and livable finished home. His drawings were precise and timely produced and it was an easy and efficient process working with him and his staff. We highly recommend him.”
“I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing and working with Hiland for the past 20 years, how time flies!! HT, as we all call him, has an incredible account of any and all styles of architecture. He is as much of a student as he is a mentor of his craft. He is committed in every way to the purest styles of architecture and his work reflects it. He has great wisdom, vision and talent, that is integrated to every project and home he touches. He also has a tremendous sense of humor and wit, that always makes the process fun, as well as informative.”
“Hiland Hall Turner Architects designed and managed construction on three major projects plus one smaller project over a period of four to five years. Our house was originally built in 1889 and then was substantially renovated in the late 1920's. HHT showed superb understanding of the home's aesthetic in its design work, allowing us to update substantial portions of our home to contemporary standards without sacrificing the gracious qualities of the original architecture. Hiland Turner and his staff hear what a client has to say and translate those ideas and dreams into reality. Our house became a home as a result of their expertise. We can't recommend this firm highly enough!”
“During Hiland's initial visit to my project I could tell he was immediately interested and genuinely excited about the architecture and history of the home. He is very knowledgable and eager to help his clients understand the building and design process. Even after the design phase, as a problem solver, Hiland was a great attribute on site. He made regular visits and always searched for solutions by working hand-in -hand with myself, and the builder. He has an eye for space and beauty.”
—Bryan David Design
“I am an architectural designer, specializing in kitchens and baths. I have known and worked with Hiland for over 20 years. He is one of the most creative architects I have worked with. He brings new vision to any project, no matter what the size. i have seen his designs transform renovations and bring great style and design to new homes.”
“My business partner and I just graduated college, we are both 22 and 24 years old. We decided to open a Wine Shop and chose a location in Morristown, NJ, that was new construction. We shopped around for many architects and Hiland was the most trustful one out of them all. He really beleives in our business and had his team in Bernardsville really get to know us and become very personable. Being that we are young and this is all new to us many people would take advantage, not Hiland and his team if anything they stopped and explained everything to me so I understood what I was doing. There are not many honest companies out there that will do this! On top of that we threw Hiland's firm in the mix when we were in a slight rush to get things done, they really impressed me on how efficient and timely everything got done! If you want to work with a friendly staff and a trustful company I would not think twice about using Hiland Hall Turner Architects! Cambridge Wines is very thankful of a company like this!”