My name is Jobie Hill. I am a licensed architect with over ten years of professional experience. I have graduate degrees in historic preservation (MS) and art history (MA), an Architecture Technical Teaching Certificate, a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in anthropology. I have earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credentials.
Since 2011, my research and professional work has focused exclusively on domestic slave buildings. I am engaged in interdisciplinary research examining the dwellings of American slavery, the influence these dwellings had on the lives of their inhabitants, and the preservation of slave history. In 2012 I started an independent project titled “Slave House Database,” as an effort to ensure that slave houses, irreplaceable pieces of history, are not lost forever.