Hilary Bertsch

Hilary Bertsch


Principal | Executive Director

Hilary has expertise in the design of large-scale mixed-use developments, including a special focus on urban retail complexes, transit centers and waterfront development across the country. For over 25 years, her designs have exhibited a consistent sensitivity to existing urban contexts. She has developed an expertise in creating new public environments that create lasting value for clients in both the private and public sectors. Hilary serves as a mentor at Perkins Eastman and is an active member of our Women’s Leadership Initiative and Diversity Equity + Inclusion Initiative. Within the industry, she is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, on the New York planning committee, public-private partnership committee and having served since 2010 as a Daniel Rose Fellow helping cities across the country scale their specific land use challenges.

Our Perkins Eastman

Hilary collaborates across Perkins Eastman’s studios. Her current work includes bringing similar transformations to academic medical centers that benefit from her visionary thinking and experience bringing diverse stakeholder groups together in a unifying vision.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (212) 353-0146
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  • Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, M.Arch; Brown University, B.A.
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute