BA(Hons) DArch RIAS RIBA AABC
Mark Hammond is an award-winning conservation-accredited architect responsible for delivering many successful projects in the historic environment.
Prior to joining his friend Oliver Caroe in 2016, Mark spent over 20 years with a large international historic buildings practice, including as partner and Head of Cultural Sector.
His professional passion lies in working with significant historic buildings, to conserve and repair, but also to alter, extend and convert them to provide an exciting and contemporary new life in-step with 21st Century requirements.
With his previous practice he delivered a diverse range of historic building capital projects, with many of them supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other grant-giving bodies. These schemes include the Sammy Ofer Wing at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (Grade I listed & World Heritage Site), Conservation of the Mansion and Marble Saloon at Stowe House, Buckinghamshire (Grade I listed), creation of the Cumberland Art Gallery in the Georgian suites of Hampton Court Palace (Grade I listed and Scheduled Ancient Monument), the conservation and rebuilding of St Ethelburga’s, after the Bishopsgate bomb in London, and over 15 years of continuous architectural care of the Wallace Collection in London’s West End.
Mark’s accolades have included winning design awards from the RIBA (twice), and numerous awards and commendations from the RICS (Conservation), British Construction Industry (BCI Conservation), the Georgian Group, and the City Heritage Society, along with a number of specialist trade and craft prizes for his projects in stone masonry and lead-working.
In his architectural approach and philosophy, Mark takes the long-term view into consideration, seeking to provide his clients with quality, durability and good value architecture that respects historic fabric and environments to provide lasting solutions.
While Mark is keen to take the lead on exciting projects, he is equally likely to be found on site or in design workshops. He enjoys using his experience to benefit projects and clients, whether that is by crawling through the void of a historic roof to look at a challenge first-hand, instructing and mentoring junior members of staff, or fulfilling speaking commitments at industry seminars and conferences.