Douglas Hamilton

Douglas Hamilton

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Douglas Hamilton has spent over thirty-five years practicing architecture in New York with some of the city’s top architecture & urban design firms, including EEK Architects, The Rockwell Group, and Street-Works.  Most recently, he was the Design Director of Archilier Architecture (2010-2021).  A 1985 graduate of Columbia University with an MS in Architecture & Urban Design, he is an expert in the analysis, master planning, and design of urban & suburban mixed-use developments and public places with considerable expertise in the residential, retail, entertainment and hospitality sectors.  His projects span North America, China, and other parts of the world.  Notable built work includes Circle Centre Mall & Artsgarden (Indianapolis), Liberty View condos (NYC), Metrotech master plan & commons (Brooklyn), the Walt Disney Family Museum (SF), and McCann-Erickson HQ interiors (NYC).  Archilier’s 5M sf Hai Tian Center (Qingdao) is scheduled for completion in late 2021.  He also captained a team that was one of five finalists in the competition to replace the Port Authority’s Midtown bus terminal.  He is a current member of the Urban Land Institute and a past member of the American Institute of Architects, the Municipal Art Society, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Archilier Architecture, New York, Design Director

Oversight of design studio and quality control for Archilier’s offices in New York & Shanghai. Design & engineering coordination for a variety of projects with a focus on urban mixed-use, hotels & resorts, multi-family residential, office buildings & interiors, retail environments, and transportation infrastructure. Assisted principal with business development (incl RFPs/RFQs); schedules & budgets; zoning, market, & program analyses; public agency coordination & public engagement; staff hiring, retention, and continuing education.

Oct 2010 - Jan 2021

Self-Employed Consultant, Brooklyn, NY, US, Consultant

Provided master-planning, architectural design, project management & programming expertise for clients including: The Rockwellgroup (NYC), Design Development LLC (White Plains), EEK Architects (NYC), Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants (NYC), and Brennan Real Estate (Brooklyn).

Jun 2006 - Sep 2010

Street-Works LLC, White Plains, NY, US, Senior Designer

Design, development and administration of various urban design, mixed-use & retail projects for clients such as: Cappelli Enterprises, Federal Realty, Ronus Properties, The Woodlands Corp., etc. Responsible for client communications & presentations, agency & engineering coordination, drawings & specifications coordination, and supervision of junior staff including continuing education.

Aug 2001 - May 2006

Rockwellgroup, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer / Associate

Design, development and administration of various projects for clients such as: Caesars, Interpublic Group, The Loews Corporation, Mohegan Sun, and Prudential Financial, among others. Project types included hotels & casinos; retail & entertainment, museums, and corporate interiors. Responsible for design drawings & renderings; client & consultant coordination, document review & coordination, supervision of junior staff.

May 1996 - Jul 2001

Ehrenkrantz & Eckstut, Architects, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer / Associate

Design, development and administration of various architectural and urban design projects for clients such as: Forest City Ratner, Milstein Properties, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, and the Simon Group. Responsibilities included production of design drawings, construction documents & specifications; construction administration; client & consultant coordination and oversight of junior staff and model shop. Projects included master planning, mixed-use, retail & entertainment, multi-family residential, and transportation infrastructure.

Jul 1985 - Apr 1996

City of Ontario CA / Office of Community Development, Ontario, CA, US, Urban Designer

Preparation of guidelines and conceptual plans for a 435-acre downtown redevelopment district. Preparation of marketing materials including art direction and graphic production. Coordination of demonstration projects for downtown commercial tenants.

Jul 1983 - Jul 1984


Columbia University, New York, Masters, Architecture & Urban Design

Studio exercises in large-scale architecture, mixed-use, and master-planning supplemented with courses in real estate development, theory, etc.

Sep 1984 - May 1985

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Design studio covering wide range of building types supplemented with courses in architectural history, law, technical writing, economics, structures, environmental controls, professional practice, urban planning, landscape architecture, et. al.

Sep 1978 - Jun 1983


Best of Kansas City, Award

Union Station / Science City
Cultural destination
Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn w/ The Smith Group


Engineering Award of Excellence - AISC, Award

Indianapolis Artsgarden
Ehrenkrantz & Eckstut Architects


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