“Kriterion have provided an excellent service in delivering this complex and intricate project to refurbish and extend the Down Arts Centre, minimising disruption in this busy town centre. Their role demanded attention to detail whilst ensuring that the versatile facility was functional for multiple users and accessible to all, and working closely with the entire design team and contractor, this was a role that they undertook with determination and professional diligence. They undertook extensive negotiations with Planning Service and NIEA Conservation Officer to obtain listed building consent and approval for demolition within a Conservation Area and have provided us with a state-of-the-art remodelled arts centre."

Newry Mourne and Down District Council
"The refurbished Crescent Arts Centre has delighted existing patrons and attracted many new ones – visitor numbers are already up 50% on the old facility. Our architects were faced with a number of challenges in marrying the sensitive restoration of a treasured listed building with the needs of a modern and evolving multi-purpose arts facility, and I believe they rose to those challenges magnificently. The architect worked very closely with us in ensuring that the smaller details such as finishes and colour scheme complemented the design and of the different spaces. His creative yet sensitive response is best seen in the radically reworked entrance which has been transformed into a bright, welcoming space incorporating a lively café, which promotes the Crescent as an artistic and community hub. The architect’s greatest achievement on this project is how he has met and exceeded the expectations of our stakeholders in so many areas."

Crescent Arts Centre
"Queens University Belfast is very pleased with the sensitive restoration of Riddel Hall and the design of the two new buildings, which complement the listed premises and its historic setting. This juxtaposition of the new with the old has been very successful. The brief for Riddel Hall was to conserve its significant architectural and historical value, by keeping intervention to a minimum, while creating a building that met operational need and was environmentally sustainable going into the future. The architects are to be congratulated in meeting this very challenging brief."

Jacqueline Kearns — Queen's University Belfast
"Kriterion Conservation Architects have provided an excellent service to National Museums Northern Ireland in the development of the designs for the Ulster Museum refurbishment project. In all aspects of their work, including consultation with staff, they have demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and quality and efficiency in their creative responses to our complex brief. The building design is truly fit for purpose, and meets user requirements without question. National Museums Northern Ireland is delighted with the new museum, and the public’s positive reaction is testament to the excellent work carried out by Kriterion Conservation Architects."

John Gilmour — NMNI
"Martin & Hamilton selected Kriterion Conservation Architects as lead consultant and conservation architects for the design and development of the Gatehouse & Administration Blocks at the Crumlin Road Gaol. Throughout the contract period Kriterion Conservation Architects demonstrated high levels of professionalism and close attention to detail to ensure that high standards of conservation and build quality were delivered within budget. Kriterion Conservation Architects led constructive consultation with Planning NI, NIEA and Building Control to ensure Statutory Authorities approvals were obtained within the challenging project timeframes, this included a comprehensive review of the building layouts and circulation to achieve Universal Accessibility to all facilities within the Grade A listed Lanyon buildings."

Jamie Mone — Martin & Hamilton