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Christopher Hampson
BA (Hons) DipArch (Manc) MSc Proj Man & Prop Dev RIBA ARB
Founder Director

Christopher qualified as an architect in 1982, initially working at award winning architectural practice Sheppard Robson and then as an Associate Director at Jestico + Whiles. Following further qualification with a Masters Degree in Project Management and Property Development, Christopher established architectural practice in 1991, working on residential, historical and interior projects. In 2001 he established Hampson Williams Architecture. Since 2008 Christopher has served on the RIBA Council and recently held the Chair of London RIBA from 2014-2016. In 2012 he sat on the RIBA Housing Group making recommendations on the London Housing Plan and has been a judge on the RIBA awards. Most recently he has been invited to host the 2017 RIBA Yorkshire Awards.

Robert Kimble
BSc (Hons) Dip Arch MARB RIBA FCIM
Founder Director

Robert has had success over a number of years as a Partner / Managing Director of several of the premier architectural practices in London working both in the UK and overseas.
Robert has extensive experience of designing – urban/master planning and architecture – and procuring large scale developments across a broad range of market sectors including aviation, commerce, education, health, hospitality, sports & leisure, retailing and surface transport.
He is the joint Director of HWK Architects with Christopher Hampson.

Tristram Dodwell 
BA (Hons) MA
Associate Director

Tristram has worked for Hampson Williams since its inception 16 years ago and offers a broad range of experience and skills to the company.  He has a degree in Architectural History, History, Politics and Philosophy and a Master in Multimedia Design and Production. He has depth experience of running projects on site, from developer driven residential developments, to Alms Houses for Charitable Providers. He is very client focused and has experience engaging with both individuals, with high personal expectations, and boards of Trustees with more divergent demands.  He has also worked closely with the wider community in local politics and social issues, canvassing opinions, channeling energies and galvanising collective action.

Monica Knight
Dip Arch.,  B. Sc. Arch.,  Grad. Dipl. Cons.(AA)  ARB
Heritage Consultant

Principal: Dunne Associates Architects, specialising in architecture and heritage consultancy.

Following training and early practice in Dublin, Monica relocated to the UK in 1984. This led to employment with major practices Sheppard Robson and Sidell Gibson, working on significant projects  such as TSB Scotland headquarters , George Street, Edinburgh: Grand Buildings, Trafalgar Square: Governor’s House, Laurence Pountney Hill, City of London. Following post graduate studies in Building Conservation, she has acted as Architect and Heritage Consultant to Giles Quarme & Associates, Peter Brooks Architects,  Elden Minns Architects and Hampson Williams Architecture, preparing Statements of Significance,  Heritage Impact Assessments and Method Statements /Schedules of  Repair to listed buildings. Monica is a member of the Technical Team of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, answering technical and planning queries from the public and fellow professionals on their Technical Help Line. She works part time as inspecting architect to The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust, assisting their conservation and architectural services.

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