Partners Hill functions primarily in collaboration. It uses a partnership model to deliver services in association with its direct clients, with cultural bodies, and with other firms.
Activities include city design, furniture design, building design, communication design; almost anything with an ‘experiential’ aspect.
Timothy Hill’s 25 years of previous activity with Donovan Hill as architect, designer, advocate and educator, act as a ‘bouncing board’ for Partners Hills’ ongoing research, outputs and services.
Although the work of Partners Hill is celebrated for its refinement and care in execution, it is use of the plan to configure experience (demonstrated throughout architectural history) that is central to Partners Hills' interests. Valuing experiences encourages an approach that is curatorial rather than creative; insightful rather than inventive.