The Hamilton Architects team have marked the retirement of Neil Moore, a Director of the practice and a highly respected and much-liked member of staff.
Neil, an RIBA Accredited Specialist Conservation Architect of 26 years’ experience, worked with Hamilton Architects on a series of iconic projects over the past 15 years. These included Riddel Hall for QUB; Crescent Arts Centre; Crumlin Road Gaol; Old Antrim Courthouse and, John Bell House.
Partner Paul Millar said Neil was not just an accomplished conservation expert and esteemed Director, but a valuable mentor of junior staff.
“It’s impossible to exaggerate the massive contribution Neil has made to the continuing success of Hamilton Architects,” he said. “Working with Neil has been a pleasure – a sentiment I know is echoed not just by staff, but by our consultants and clients as well.”
“Neil’s way of doing things means that everything has been considered and he methodically follows a route to the optimum solution. An example of his approach was using his initiative to discover the original Charles Lanyon drawings for the Crumlin Road Gaol gatehouse, enabling him to re-instate the original pitched roof arrangement.
“Apart from being dedicated, dependable and selfless, he has also been a source of advice and wisdom to the young and not-so-young, imparting his wisdom, technical knowledge and insight to generations of students and architects.”
Paul said that Neil’s selfless and generous approach to the practice of architecture was echoed in his voluntary work, whether serving with the William Keown Trust or building schools in Africa.