ADAM Architecture is one of the leading practitioners of traditional and progressive architecture and contextual urbanism in Europe.
The practice has offices in Winchester and London and is owned by five directors: Robert Adam, Nigel Anderson, Paul Hanvey, Hugh Petter and George Saumarez Smith. The practice was established in Winchester in 1955, it evolved to Robert Adam Architects in 2000 and in 2010 the practice name was changed to ADAM Architecture to recognise the individual design profiles of the five equal shareholding directors. During the 1980s the practice developed a speciality in classical design, and has become a pioneer in contextual urban design. Since this time the firm has progressed from strength to strength, cultivating its profile to its current national and international level, and establishing a solid client base across the UK and overseas.
The five directors all lead their own projects and have their own design ethos, while all working together as experts in the field of traditional architecture.
In 2010 ADAM Urbanism was formed, a sister branch to ADAM Architecture, to recognise the quantity and variety of projects and experience in masterplanning and urban design, whilst sharing the strong expertise and support of the whole practice. ADAM Urbanism has led some pioneering work in masterplanning of new urban areas for the Duchy of Cornwall in Newquay and major urban extensions in Somerset, Norfolk, Edinburgh, Dover and Hampshire.
OFFICES IN WINCHESTER AND LONDON
The team of around 80 staff across both offices are highly skilled and experienced architects, technologists, urban designers, an historical researcher, consultants, project managers and administrative support staff. Professor Dan Cruickshank, well known for his publication and television work on historic architecture, acts as the firm’s Historic Building Consultant.
The London office was opened in 1993 to serve an increasing client base in the South East and has a strong team of architects and technologists, while also sharing the full team in the Winchester office when required. Located in Bloomsbury, this office is ideally positioned to serve our London clients as well as other projects for all directors.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, WRITING AND TEACHING
The Directors are active members and founders of many national and international architectural and urban design organisations, including the Academy of Urbanism, Traditional Architecture Group, The Georgian Group, the Victorian Society, the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU), the RIBA, the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, Design for Homes, the Chartered Institute of Building, and the British School at Rome. They are trustees of national interest groups; prominent in professional affairs.
Robert Adam, George Saumarez Smith and Hugh Petter regularly write articles in professional magazines and journals, and lecture to interest groups and universities on a regular basis.
Our portfolio of projects covers a range of houses and buildings; these include new town and country houses, conversions, renovations and extensions, largely for private owners; historic buildings such as monuments, protected and Listed buildings; commercial and institutional buildings such as hotel, healthcare and office buildings; residential developments, masterplans and new urban designs ranging in size from small village extensions to major new developments.
Our website shows a selection of different projects by each director. If you would like any further information please call us on 01962 843843.