Hamilton Architects mark 50 years of design excellence with a night of celebration at the Ulster Museum

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Pictured with television presenter and commere for the evening Tina Campbell are  Hamilton Architects Partners, from left: Paul Millar, Graeme Ogle, Michelle Canning, Mark Haslett and Richard Keys.

Hamilton Architects marked our 50th Anniversary with a celebratory dinner for staff, colleagues, clients and VIP guests at the Ulster Museum in Belfast, one of our signature projects.

The host for the evening was television broadcaster Tina Campbell, who presented the Partners with an artwork of the iconic building to mark the occasion, rendered by local artist and conservation architect Marcus Patton.

Around 90 staff, colleagues, clients and VIP guests attended the event, which was held in the stunning surroundings of The Atrium, designed by Hamilton Architects in 2009.

Partner Paul Millar welcomed guests, including clients who flew in from England, and Vicki Lapsley, wife of the late Alan Hamilton, the founder of the practice, and their sons, Richard and Christopher.

Guests were welcomed with a Prosecco Reception in the Window on the World room, with musical accompaniment by noted Irish harpist Lesley Magee, before a 3-course dinner with music from the Dave Howell Jazz Quartet.

Mark Haslett, Partner, made the signature speech of the evening, followed up by a nostalgic video presentation which paid homage to the practice’s most iconic projects, as well as members of past and current staff teams.

Popular local comic Paddy Raff took to the stage after dinner with a well-received musical and stand-up comedy routine which rounded off the evening.