26/10/2009

Architect Scoops UTV Award

The architects behind Belfast's rejuvenated Ulster Museum have picked up a high profile accolade.

Hamilton Architects, based in the city, was named Architect of the Year at the UTV/Business Eye awards earlier this month.

The event now in its third year recognises the best of the Northern Ireland business community.

Hundreds of entries were received across the 15 different categories and the winners in each section beat off stiff competition, with over 50 firms submitting an entry in some categories.

Paul Millar, Partner of Hamilton Architects said the firm was "thrilled" to win the prestigious prize.

The Architect of the Year Award recognizes and honours the individual or firm of architects responsible for making a significant contribution to development in both Belfast and Northern Ireland as a whole.

"Our work spans both public and private sectors throughout Northern Ireland and we have many key projects which we believe make a significant difference to the development of Northern Ireland and people’s lives," said Mr Millar.

"As a practice we are proud of our achievements and are confident we deliver buildings fit for purpose and fit for people."

Hamilton Architects' entry was judged on key projects including the refurbishment of the Ulster Museum, the Chinese Community & Resource Centre, a new Medicines Facility for The Royal Group of Hospitals, a Daycare Facility for adults with learning difficulties for the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust and the Greysteel Regeneration project.

See: Ulster Museum Reopens As Cultural Icon

(PR/BMcC)

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