Hill & Hurtt Architects
Let the Transformation Begin

What We Do

At Hill & HurttArchitects, we specialize in helping you realize your goals. Whether you are looking to renovate, add-on, remodel, or build from the ground up, we’ll bring your vision to life. With 28 years of combined experience, we have collaborated on and completed dozens of projects of various scales and types.

Concept Design

Concept Design brings your project’s goals into focus and establishes the design direction. You might have a sense of what you want or need, but are not sure what is possible or how those goals might be achieved. During Concept Design we work with you to explore multiple design solutions to your project. Knowing what is possible, what you can do, provides a base upon which to make decisions about what you want to do.


During the Architectural Services stage we’ll continue to refine the design and develop detailed construction drawings and specifications, which can then be used by a contractor to provide a cost proposal and schedule for the work.

Contract Services

We’ll work with you through the construction phase of your project, helping you understand and navigate through the process. Regular site meetings enable us to answer questions as they arise, ultimately streamlining the process.


See the Transformation

A Victorian Re-imagined

See the Transformation

A Revived Cooperative Unit

Our Awesome Team

Joshua O. Hill, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB


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Hello, my name is Josh, and I am an architect living in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC.  I’ve been passionate about architecture ever since I was a little kid, to the point where I would incessantly design plans and elevations of houses in my spare time.

I was fortunate enough to attend the University of Maryland for undergraduate and graduate school in Architecture from 1994-2000, and to have the enlightening experience of studying abroad in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. These experiences of living in beautiful cities for the first time in my life invigorated me to truly understand and appreciate architecture and urbanism, and to this day those experiences still influence my design process. Having the opportunity to teach design studio at my alma mater has further reinforced the principles and ideas that I learned years ago, while allowing me to integrate them into the work that our firm does today. I love architecture, and get really excited when I get an idea from a great building that I never noticed before, or get to help a student or client realize their vision.

I live in a recently renovated Victorian house in Washington, DC, with my partner and dog. When I’m not practicing architecture or teaching, I love to wander around the city with my camera taking pictures of anything I can find that will spark new ideas or just be fun. 

Eric B. Hurtt, AIA, NCARB


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I grew up in South Bend, Indiana, a “rust-belt” town and the one-time home of Studebaker Automobiles, the Oliver Chilled Plow Works, and many other industrial legends. I was always interested in this history and how it related to the physical place - the city and its surroundings. By this time, the downtown was sadly waning, and exploring its abandoned buildings was a frequent past time. Rummaging through this unfolding history encouraged my interests in architecture, urban design, and preservation.

Following graduation from the University of Notre Dame, I spent a handful of years in various types of work and different cities before finding my way back to graduate school in architecture. With my wife’s encouragement, Maryland became our home in 2000, and I began graduate school at the University of Maryland. I received my Master of Architecture with a Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland College Park in 2004. Immediately following graduation I joined one of the region’s most prestigious firms, where I had the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects.

My wife and I have raised our children and made our home in a 1948 brick rambler in University Park, Maryland since 2004. I am a musician as well as an architect, and many weekends I can be found gigging with one of the two bands I play guitar with.

About Us

  • South Bend Map


    As a teenager, Eric explores the abandoned buildings of his hometown, South Bend, Indiana.

  • 1984

    Josh discovers his passion for drawing and designing houses, and decides he wants to be an architect when he grows up.

  • 1993

    Eric graduates from the University of Notre Dame, and lives in Indianapolis, New Orleans, and South Bend before moving to Maryland in 2000.

  • 1994-2000

    Josh completes his Master of Architecture with a Graduate Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Maryland, and begins to practice in Baltimore while continuing to teach at the University of Maryland School of Architecture in an adjunct position.

  • 2001

    Just after September 11th, Josh moves to DC and begins practicing at an award-winning firm, working on elementary schools, college buildings, and high-end custom residential work.

  • 2004

    After completing his Master of Architecture at the University of Maryland, Eric begins practicing in the Washington, DC metro area, focusing on custom residential architecture at one of the region’s most prominent firms.

  • 2014

    Josh is accepted into and participates in the DC AIA Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program.

  • 2016

    After a combined 28 years in the industry and experience collaborating on projects of all scales, Josh and Eric embark on a new adventure and create a new type of architecture firm.