When we started Hillhouse Construction more than 30 years ago, we set out to do more than build buildings. We set our minds to creating a superior client experience. Quality and service were important, to be sure, but there was more. Bolder plans. Smarter solutions. Greater respect for the environment, for site locations, and for the building’s occupants. Over the years, we have continuously innovated to create signature work environments that help people thrive and companies prosper. And when it all comes together, the results are invigorating. That is what drives us. What inspires us.
In the 1980s, construction growth in Silicon Valley was fueled by companies deep into R&D and manufacturing for the electronics field. The most advanced buildings required highly technical, clean room environments. Our skills were honed in designing and building ultra-clean scientific facilities in which air quality is measured in parts per million.
While such technical facilities have since moved out of the area and overseas, the experience to create them has enabled Hillhouse to stay at the forefront of the sustainability movement. In fact, we were creating sustainable work environments before the name was even in use. When workspace priorities shifted from supporting equipment and manufacturing processes to supporting people and collaboration, we were more than ready to lead the charge. What we discovered early on, and other builders are just now learning, is that employees are happiest and most productive when the full spectrum of environmental factors is thought through and best practices are integrated throughout the workspace.
In project after project, year after year, we have partnered with our clients, architects, construction managers and associates to bring that Silicon Valley spirit of innovation and that drive for results to every project we undertake. We invite you to keep reading to discover what makes Hillhouse exceptional.
For over 30 years of building in the Bay Area, Hillhouse Construction has created hundreds of highly technical, architectural award-winning work environments using cutting-edge sustainable building methods in the following areas:
Hillhouse Construction’s deep technical knowledge and dedication to client success have been recognized by a range of architectural, sustainable, and business-focused organizations.
2018 SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS TIMES
Real Estate Deals of the Year: 1330 Broadway Leases and Renovation
2017 Safety Excellence Award
By: Pentarisk Insurance Services
2017 SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL STRUCTURES AWARDS
Best Reuse/Rehab Project: 380 N. Pastoria
2016 SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL STRUCTURES AWARDS
Best Green Project: AP+I Design offices
2016 CoreNet Global Awards Program
Sustainable Leadership Award, Project: 415 N. Mathilda
2016 ASHRAE NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Category I – Existing Commercial Buildings, Project: 435 Indio Way
2016 Business Environmental Awards
Sustainable Built Environment Award, Project: 415 N. Mathilda
2015 SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL STRUCTURES AWARDS
Best Green Project: 415 N. Mathilda
2014 DESIGN AWARD, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, SANTA CLARA VALLEY CHAPTER
Merit Award, Project: Stanford Automotive Innovation Facility
2014 Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures Awards
Best Reuse/Rehab Project: 435 Indio Way
2009 USGBC Northern California Chapter
Green Building SUPER HEROES Award, Project: IDeAs Z2 Design Facility
2000 DESIGN AWARD, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER
Award for a Commercial Project 10k SF & above
SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS JOURNAL TOP 25
Hillhouse Construction is a proud member of prominent local, state, and national builders’ organizations.