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Architecture Alumnus’ Firm Receives Greenwich Corporate Leadership Award

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Charles Hilton

Charles Hilton Architects and founder/principal Charles Hilton (’88 B.Arch.) were recently honored with the Greenwich (Connecticut) Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Corporate Leadership Award, which is given each year to a business that “has demonstrated longstanding involvement in the community and, through solid leadership, is enhancing the town’s quality of life.” The award is part of the Town Hero Awards program, which presents eight awards annually in the categories of Corporate Leadership, Small Business, Non-Profit Leadership, Excellence in Business, Quality of Life, and Police, Fire and EMT of the Year.

Charles Hilton Architects’ contributions to the Greenwich community include the design of the Rotary Centennial Pavilion overlooking a scenic bluff in Byram Park; the firm’s sponsorship of the Greenwich Historical Society’s Landmarks Preservation Program; their work with the Greenwich Preservation Network, designing signs for each of Greenwich’s historic districts; and most notably their work with the Greenwich Community Projects Fund as designers (with landscape architects Doyle Herman Design Associates) of the Greenwich September 11th Memorial in Cos Cob Park.

Greenwich September 11 Memorial “I believe our most meaningful impact has been through those projects where our primary contribution has been architectural design,” said Hilton. Although Charles Hilton Architects is known primarily for high-end residential projects, Hilton acknowledged the great satisfaction achieved by the firm’s more public work and left the audience with the challenge to “know that the dividends of great design have the power to improve your business as well as your personal experiences and our public spaces.”

Charles Hilton Architects is a Greenwich, Conn., architectural design firm that has designed projects nationwide, with the majority in Fairfield County, Conn., and Westchester County, N.Y. Hilton has received design recognition from the Connecticut chapter of the American Institute of Architects, as well as numerous trade publications and industry associations. His work has been featured regularly in architecture and shelter publications, as well as in many books. The firm’s work can be viewed at:, and

Photo: Greenwich September 11th Memorial