Charles Hilton Architects was founded by Charles F. Hilton based on his appreciation of the timeless relevance of traditional architecture and a deeply held belief that thoughtfully considered architectural design can meaningfully improve the daily life.
Charles Hilton Architects was founded by Charles F. Hilton based on his appreciation of the timeless relevance of traditional architecture and a deeply held belief that thoughtfully considered architectural design can meaningfully improve the daily lives of its inhabitants. An offshoot of the former Hilton-VanderHorn Architects, the firm strives to create buildings of enduring character that function effectively for their users and seamlessly incorporate and exploit the benefits of modern building technologies. The office currently consists of 12 highly dedicated individuals with specialized training ranging from historic preservation, to sustainable design to architectural interiors. Although the firm's past work stretches across the country, its focus continues to be beautifully crafted traditional residences in Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York.
Charles Hilton Architects' designs exhibit a variety of well crafted traditional architectural expressions. The firm's broad repertoire of work is the result of attention to several key architectural influences. The first of which is the personality of the client. Rather than pursuing a signature style, the firm actively seeks to understand the distinct personal experiences, passions and dreams of every patron as unique inspiration for each new design. The second is a deep understanding and through application of time-tested traditional design principals. Years of working on numerous fine traditional residences, and the continued development of an extensive reference library, has given the firm a comprehensive understanding of traditional design methods and materials. The firm draws on this experience and an appreciation of often subtle regional architectural influences when designing each new commission. A third critical influence is the project setting. The firm aims to understand the opportunities and limitations inherent in each specific site, seeking to maximize views, daylight and integration with the surrounding neighborhood.
The goal is to produce beautiful, timeless designs that harmoniously address these guiding influences in an imaginative and simple built form. Projects seek to provide a human scale with balanced proportions, efficient planning, memorable compositions, and the use of fine materials expertly crafted.
170 Mason Street
Tel: 203 489-3800