Andy Puncher and Andrew Hamilton met at Hawkins\Brown in 1998, and worked on various projects before being made associates in charge of a design team, PH4, within the practice.
Puncher was born in Essex in 1976 and studied at Nottingham University, graduating with first-class honours at degree level and distinctions at diploma and masters levels. Hamilton was born in Aberdeen in 1973, and studied at the University of Strathclyde, where he graduated in architectural studies. After working in Singapore for a year, he returned to Glasgow and obtained a master's in computer-aided building design.
At Hawkins\Brown they work on a wide range of projects in the arts, commercial, residential, civic, community and education sectors. Current projects include civic buildings in Hackney, east London, and in Corby, large-scale, mixed-use and residential schemes for a variety of developers across London, and smaller-scale bespoke arts and office spaces within the south-east.