Chad Hamilton AIA LEED AP BD+C

Chad Hamilton AIA LEED AP BD+C

Chad Hamilton AIA LEED AP BD+C – Principal

Chad Hamilton has made design for education his focus for over twenty years. He is fascinated by the way different people learn, which motivates him as he leads diverse clients and user groups through the complexities of designing facilities for 21st century learning.

In addition to leading the design of educational facilities at his firm, Chad serves on the Division of the State Architect Advisory Board, and is chair of its Green Committee.  He also serves on the advisory board for the Collaborative for High Performing Schools, and is an Accredited Learning Environments Planner.

Chad believes that designing educational facilities is a way to make the world a better place, and that it can help make education a catalyst for positive change in the world.

 Burlingame Intermediate School at dusk.

Burlingame Intermediate School at dusk.


MS Arch – Columbia University

BArch – California Polytechnic State University

Registration and Certifications

California Architect

LEED Accredited Professional - Building Design & Construction – LEED AP BD+C

Accredited Learning Environments Planner – ALEP


American Institute of Architects – AIA

United States Green Building Council – USGBC

San Francisco Planning and Urban Research – SPUR

Collaborative for High Performing Schools – CHPS

Association for Learning Environments – A4LE


Division of the State Architect Advisory Board

American Institute of Architects California Council – Legislative Advocacy Committee, Committee on Architecture for Education

Boy Scouts of America – past Scoutmaster, District Commissioner, Adult Trainer

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Association – past President, Board of Trustees