Architectural and Project Management
Hamilton Architects provide a multi-disciplinary design-led service to each client to deliver aesthetically pleasing buildings. We pride ourselves on our consultative design approach and guarantee the most appropriate team of consultants to lead and manage your project to a successful conclusion.
Feasibility Studies and Option Appraisals
By working in partnership with clients, stakeholders and end-users we deliver studies and appraisals which enable clients to make fully informed decisions about their proposed project, ultimately realising the potential of buildings/sites and giving them new long-term sustainable uses.
Sustainable Building Design
Hamilton Architects, with ISO14001 accreditation and membership of the Green Register, provide specialist advice on the integration of environmentally friendly technologies into all our building designs. We have considerable experience in the implementation of BREEAM assessments and an in-house Certified Passive House Designer who has worked with stakeholders across Europe. The Passive House philosophy is now being applied to other building types to benefit from low energy running costs.
Hamilton Architects provides a masterplanning design service across all our project sectors, from large-scale urban designs to more detailed individual sites. We take account of local policy, engage with stakeholders and prepare concepts to deliver masterplans which reflect best practice in masterplan development and represent the best balance between benefits, costs and deliverability. Each masterplan provides a structured approach to creating a clear and consistent framework and is a prerequisite to clients to exercise future development and regeneration plans.
Design Quality Indicator (DQI)
DQI empowers stakeholders and enables every aspect of design quality to be assessed at each stage of the construction process, from inception to post occupancy analysis. It can also contribute to your building’s BREEAM rating. Our in-house DQI Facilitator can work on our own projects or provide a standalone service to other design and construction teams.
Building Information Modelling(BIM)
BIM technologies, processes and collaborative behaviours provide more efficient ways of working at all stages of the project life cycle. We are committed to best practice and have the hardware, software and skilled staff to provide BIM on projects like, for example, Northern Ireland’s new National Football Stadium.
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 offers people with disabilities the same rights of access and enjoyment of property as the rest of society. Our specialist in-house Accessibility Auditor can carry out audits of existing buildings and provide recommendations with associated costs for remedial measures which meet or exceed DDA standards. Our commitment to this benchmark is evident by eight of our projects, including listed buildings, being awarded the William Keown Trust Prestige Access Awards in recognition of our contribution to providing accessible user-friendly environments.
Our in-house Principal Designers ensure that each project is designed, built and maintained with Health and Safety in mind in line with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and other regulations and standards. Hamilton Architects is BS OHSAS 18001 certified, which is the internationally recognised standard for occupational health and safety management systems.