While studying architecture at Virginia Tech, Brent Hillenbrand joined with a few friends in studio to enter a design competition for the “School of Tomorrow.” The ideas generated throughout that semester planted the seeds for his focus on educational architecture.
After earning his architecture degree, Brent joined Legat Kingscott, the predecessor of Legat’s Columbus, Ohio studio. There he focused on preK-12 projects ranging from facility assessments to new schools and professional development centers. After five years at a global retail firm, Brent returned to his roots in educational architecture … and reunited with coworkers at Legat’s Columbus studio.
Brent’s love of architecture stems back to a childhood filled with drawing and playing with Legos and K’Nex. By the time he was in middle school, he was filling his free time with designing dream homes and skyscrapers on his home computer.