Craig Hamilton is an architect practising in Mid-Wales. He was born in 1961 in South Africa. Mr Hamilton studied architecture at the University of Natal in South Africa and has lived in Britain since 1986. Craig Hamilton trained with Michael Reardon & Associates (Cathedral Architects for Birmingham and Hereford). This apprenticeship provided a sound grounding in design and conservation.
Craig Hamilton Architects was established in 1991 and over the years has gained a reputation for progressive Classical and traditional architecture. Based in Radnorshire, architectural projects are undertaken throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.
The practice is committed to the development of the Classical language of architecture, and undertakes a diverse range of projects. The design of country houses and associated work is an important part of the portfolio. The practice also has a strong interest in the design of new Classical buildings in urban contexts and has worked on large commercial projects.
Sacred and monumental architecture has become a specialisation in recent years, particularly the design of chapels and mausoleums. The practice is involved with every aspect of the design of these buildings, including fabrics, light fittings, furniture and fittings, and often designs elements of architectural modelling and carving for incorporation into the architecture. In this way the practice embraces a way of making architecture that is unusual in the 21st century.
The integration of sculpture into architectural commissions is a hallmark of the practice’s design approach. Craig Hamilton has collaborated with the neo-classical sculptor Alexander Stoddart over many years on several projects where significant programmes of sculpture have been achieved.