HWK was formed in 2010 when Hampson Williams were joined by Robert Kimble. Hampson Williams were an award winning practice formed in 2001, who had been successful in residential and mixed use architecture, interiors and school projects.

Bob has brought significant experience of larger scale, international projects, specialising in sports projects, hotels, master planning and infrastructure design. This has enabled the company to expand, creating a working environment that has enabled a cross fertilisation of ideas.

The area in which HWK has been the most success, however, would have to be housing. The awards that have been achieved over the years, reflects this. This has been high profile success of projects such as Glass & Timber Houses in south London, which featured in Grand Designs and won an RIBA award in 2012, Hill House, Shoreham, Kent which won an RIBA Award and 142 Bermondsey Street, near London Bridge, which achieved a Sunday Times Award, an RICS Award and an RIBA shortlisting. HWK have also had notable success with lager scale, multi unit residential schemes. Weller Street Lofts was shortlisted for RICS Awards and Commended in the British Home Awards. More recently our project for The Finchley Charities at Thackrah Close in London N2 was the Winner of Excellence and Inspiration at the Alms House Association Awards and was shortlisted for the Prince Charles Patron’s Award, as well as an Inside Housing award for Best Inclusive Development in 2018.

Whilst awards are highly complimentary and they provide recognition of the hard work and professionalism that are ingrained within the practice, they are merely a reflection of the commitment and energy that HWK bring to every job that we are involved with. This is true from the smallest rear extension that has to be threaded through a victorian terrace, to plans that involve whole city blocks.

We work very hard with our clients to provide great designs, solve problems and have a good eye on the time and the money.

Christopher Hampson has been on RIBA Council for London since 2009 and Chair of London from 2014 to 2016.