David Hamilton

David Hamilton

Director of Projects
RIBA, MSc in City Design and Social Science

David is a senior member of the MRC team, responsible for strategic projects and heritage masterplanning. He also oversees our competitions department and takes a keen interest in supporting and encouraging emerging design practices.

An architect and masterplanner with over 15 years’ experience and a Master’s degree in City Design and Social Science, David has led on key recent projects, including devising the brief and advising the client on our successful design competitions for Olympicopolis, the Cadogan Estate, Gallaudet University, and three competitions for New College, Oxford.

Additionally, he has written extensive feasibility studies for clients at Lancaster Castle and Auckland Castle. In both cases this involved creating and developing original multi-use strategies − each institution needing to reconnect with their community and develop a fresh identity for the future.

An experienced masterplanner, David’s portfolio at MRC includes a major masterplan for the University of Durham for the development of Ushaw College (once England’s foremost Catholic Seminary) and also masterplans for the Taiwan Land Development Corporation for their Media City project in Hua Lien and the Science Museum Group for the National Media Museum in Bradford.

David has been a guest critic for design studios at the Bartlett and the London School of Economics.  He has lectured widely on competitions, including at seminars organised by Archiboo and Sweden’s White Arkitekter. He has a special expertise in projects defined by world-class architecture, has core skills in design strategy and practical experience of seeing complex projects through to completion.

Photograph by Vibeke Dahl