In a time where the economy is emerging from the drought of development, commerce and construction, new businesses are being developed, communities revitalized, and non-profits realized and expanding. Owners and organizations invest countless hours to their initiatives and are dedicated to the people they serve. Taking the step towards building and expansion requires an architectural team that is just as dedicated.

At Cole Hil, our architectural team will relentlessly seek to understand the heartbeat and vision of an owner or organization.  We believe in thorough research, team collaboration and in a creative design process, which enables us to meet our Partner’s current goals and consider the potential requirements of tomorrow. Our team is successful because we go beyond drawing four walls, instead we take great care in creating  meaningful environments with our Partner’s vision woven throughout. We are an architectural firm with the gift for innovation, and passion for thoughtful design. We will do whatever it takes to see that, through a joint effort, the architecture we design has a positive impact just as the Partners we serve do.

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Who We Are

Passion + Creativity = Innovative Design

At Cole Hil, we are passionate about designing architecture that transforms experiences and enhances the environments and communities we serve. Skilled at telling the story through the details in our designs, we focus on threading the use of site, light, form, material, and context to vocalize the project’s intent. We believe great design goes beyond a written program and encompasses a holistic approach to design to create an impactful reality.  Our team is successful because of our commitment to excellence, dedication to the individuals we serve, and our fundamental belief in the sharing of all ideas through collaboration.

Architectural Services

Cole Hil Services

We provide a full-range of architectural services from concept to design development, and through construction documentation and administration. Our complex project experience enhances our ability to develop various project types. At Cole Hil, we believe architecture makes a difference in our communities and the world. We take pride on seeing an individual or organization’s vision become a dynamic reality.

Vision Consulting | Programming | Master Planning | Site Planning | Feasibility Study | Conceptual Design through Construction Documents and Administration

Female Owned Firm

Diverse. Versatile. Exceptional.

Our diverse, complex project experience enables Cole Hil to be versatile in order to work on various project types. As a distinctive female owned architectural firm, we seek to make a difference and aim to exceed expectations. At Cole Hil, take pride in our reputation of being thorough and executing well-coordinated, innovated design projects.  Our diverse culture ignites a synergy that breeds impactful concepts. Registrations & Certifications | LEED AP, NCARB, FBE, DBE

Collaboration is Key

Quality Team + Open Communication is a must!

At Cole Hil, collaborating with passionate, qualified team members is key. Agreeing with a powerful statement from Steve Jobs, we are extremely selective with how we assemble our team… “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.” At Cole Hil, we strive to ensure communication is clear and concise, which helps us understand the goals of our Partners, therefore making their vision a dynamic reality.


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Cole Hil Culture

Passionate. Challenging. Design Forward. Fun. Flexible Processes. Open Exchange of Ideas. Integrity. Intellect. Growth. Creative. Communal. Excellence. Execution. Driven. Relentless. Cole Hil


At Cole Hil, we invest ourselves in every aspect of our Partner’s project and business operation.
We seek to form long term relationships with the individuals we serve. Clients are deemed our partners and through this partnership, we cultivate a synergy which yields higher quality project delivery.

Proficient in BIM - Revit

We have an in-depth understanding and operate utilizing BIM tools. Nicole Hilton, Partner of Cole Hil, has utilize BIM for over eight years. Our expert ability to properly utilize BIM enriches our collaboration with the design team and our Partners. BIM also enables better coordinated drawings, 3d modeling visualization, and a work flow advantage at every step in the process.

Cultivating Spaces

“Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.” Louis Kahn

Sustainability Woven in Every Aspect

Social, Economic, and Environmental sustainability is embedded in the way we approach design. Having a leader that is a LEED Accredited Professional allows our firm to weave sustainable practices in every aspect of design.


Excellence is an ingrained value which enables our team to strive beyond the expectations of our Partners.  By this value, our professional services excel and our capabilities are enhanced. Through excellence we invest outstanding quality in all that we do.  No exceptions.


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Cole Hil Leaders

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Nicole Hilton, AIA, NOMA

Nicole Hilton, AIA, NOMA

Partner | Design Architect

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