Welcome to Hamilton Architects
In 2022 we mark half a century of experience in delivering Commercial, Sports, Educational and Conservation architecture design and building services to clients across Ireland and the UK.
Our multi-disciplinary practice, based in Belfast and London, has a reputation for delivering creative and innovative award-winning projects and is recognised as Ireland’s premier sports stadia designer.
Our comprehensive portfolio includes flagship commercial and retail buildings, world-class education facilities, state-of-the-art cultural, arts, and community centres, and modern healthcare buildings.
Our goal is to produce fine architecture which is sensitive to client requirements as well as making a positive contribution to the built and natural environment.
We are passionate about our designs and forging effective partnerships with clients to match their visions and exceed their expectations.
Our team of dedicated architects and designers bring a wealth of experience to every project, ensuring that your unique vision becomes a reality. Our goal is to produce fine architecture which is sensitive to client requirements as well as making a positive contribution to the built and natural environment. We are passionate about our designs and forging effective partnerships with clients to match their visions and exceed their expectations.
Our staff team is led by Partners Paul Millar, Mark Haslett, Graeme Ogle, Michelle Canning and Richard Keys, supported by Senior Associate Peter Carr, Director Ben Aston, and Associate Mark Priestley.
Our expertise includes:
– Fully qualified chartered Architects
– RIBA accredited Specialist Conservation Architect
– Architectural Technologists
– BIM and 3D animation technicians
– Passive House Design experts
– DQI facilitator
– Accessibility Auditors
We demonstrate our commitment to quality and sustainability through externally accredited quality Environmental and Health & Safety standards and continuous staff training and development.
The excellence of our work is recognised by major industry organisations, including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Royal Society of Ulster Architects, Civic Trust, Art Fund and Construction Employers Federation.
Architectural and Project Management
Hamilton Architects provide a multi-disciplinary, design-led service which delivers modern, aesthetically pleasing buildings for sports, commercial, health, education and residential clients. We pride ourselves on a consultative approach which guarantees the most appropriate team of consultants to bring your project to a successful conclusion.
Feasibility Studies and Option Appraisals
We work in partnership with clients, stakeholders and end-users to deliver studies and appraisals which enable them to make fully-informed decisions about the potential long-term, sustainable use of sites and the viability of proposed projects.
We have decades of experience in breathing new life into old buildings to provide beautiful and sustainable modern facilities. Our Conservation Architects and a RIBA accredited Specialist Conservation Architect guarantee to deliver best practices in conservation and historic building repair techniques.
Sustainable Building Design
As the award-winning designers of the world class Passive House Premium Erne Campus, we bring the Passive House philosophy and considerable experience in Net Carbon Zero and BREEAM assessments to all our projects. With certification to ISO14001 standard and membership of the Green Register, we are highly qualified to advise on the integration of environmentally friendly technologies into all types of building design.
Our masterplanning design service provides a structured approach to creating a clear and consistent framework to inform future development and regeneration plans. We take account of local policy, engage with stakeholders, and prepare concepts which reflect best practice and the optimum balance between benefits, costs and deliverability.
Design Quality Indicator (DQI)
DQI enables every aspect of design quality to be assessed at each stage of the construction process, from inception to post occupancy analysis, and can also contribute to your building’s BREEAM rating. Our inhouse DQI Facilitators also offer a standalone service to other design and construction teams.
Building Information Modelling
BIM technologies, processes and collaborative behaviours provide efficient ways of working at all stages of the project life cycle. We have the hardware, software and skilled staff to provide BIM on projects like, for example, Northern Ireland’s new National Football Stadium and the award-winning refurbishment of Parliament Buildings
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 guarantees people with disabilities the same rights of access and enjoyment of property as the rest of society. Our inhouse Accessibility Auditor carries out audits of existing buildings to make recommendations for remedial measures which meet or exceed DDA standards. Our commitment to this benchmark is evident by eight of our design projects, including listed buildings, being awarded the William Keown Trust Prestige Access Awards.
Our in-house Principal Designers ensure each project is designed, built and maintained in line with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and other regulations and standards. Hamilton Architects is BS OHSAS 18001 certified, the internationally-recognised standard for occupational health and safety management systems.