Billy Stratton


Billy seeks to evoke the wonder of wild places in the built environment. He is personally inspired by the remnant prairies, forests, and wetlands found throughout the Midwest, having grown up near St. Louis, Missouri. Billy earned his BS in Geography from Missouri State University and spent a semester studying at the University of Tasmania. Sparked by research into the landscape architects who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright, his interest in the design of outdoor spaces brought him to the MLA program at Ball State University. One of his group projects, a transportation and industry conceptual framework plan for the city of Indianapolis, was honored with the INASLA Student Merit Award in Analysis and Planning. His capstone project Singular Ecologies addressed the history of wilderness in America and its implications for art and design. He came to Reed Hilderbrand in 2020 with a foundation in public and residential design in the Colorado Rockies, where he worked at Bluegreen in Aspen. Billy currently designs for projects in New Hampshire, New York, and Ohio. Outside of work, he likes to make music and explore rural New England by bike.