A leading UK practice specialising in Classical and Traditional architecture, and contextual urban design.
The practice is run by Robert Adam, Nigel Anderson, Robbie Kerr, Hugh Petter and George Saumarez Smith (left to right). As Design Directors they lead their own projects, with their own design ethos, while all working together as experts in the field of classical and traditional architecture. Paul Hanvey (far right) is Technical Director overseeing the construction of our more substantial projects on site. Through their broad involvement in professional organisations, education, research and writing, the Directors have advanced the acceptance of traditional design in the British architectural profession.
Click on the director above to see examples of their work.
The team of around 70 staff across the offices in Winchester and London 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 serves an increasing client base in the South East of England 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.
Our portfolio of projects covers a range of houses and buildings including public, commercial and institutional buildings such as hotel, healthcare and office buildings; housing, masterplanning and new urban design ranging in size from small village extensions to major new developments; new town and country houses; conversions, renovations and extensions to historic and Listed buildings.
ADAM Architecture is always interested to hear from talented individuals who feel they would be an asset to the practice.
Academic - Research, Travel Scholarship, Student Placement, LecturesThe practice plays an important role in supporting education and carry out ongoing research. The directors have instigated several significant research projects, such as Kerb Appeal public attitudes to design for the Popular Housing Group; research into the sustainability of traditional architecture with Atelier 10; YouGov research into public attitudes to civic and office buildings and most recently Tomorrow's Home: Emerging Social Trends and their impact on the Built Environment, with Grainger plc and Space Works Consulting.
The directors regularly write articles and papers for leading architectural magazines, journals and are asked to contribute to new books. The practice publishes books of completed work, the latest is The Country House Ideal: Recent work by ADAM Architecture, written by Jeremy Musson, it showcases 19 new country houses across the UK.
We have won numerous architectural and urban design awards for our projects, and the directors have been recognised for their contribution to the architectural profession. Awards include from the RIBA, Georgian Group and the Sunday Times British Homes Awards. Read more about our awards
Read the latest articles and blogs written by the ADAM Architecture team.
View a selection of films, talks and drawing events by the directors of ADAM Architecture, including a documentary by WTTW about Robert Adam, 'A place at the table', and large-scale drawings by George Saumarez Smith.
The Directors are active members and founders of many national and international architectural and urban design organisations, including:
Academy of Urbanism
British School at Rome
Chartered Institute of Building
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
Design for Homes
International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU)
Prince’s Foundation for Building Community
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
The Georgian Group
The Lutyens Trust
The Victorian Society
Traditional Architecture Group
They are also trustees of national interest groups and prominent in professional affairs.
In 2010 ADAM Urbanism was formed, a sister branch to ADAM Architecture, to recognise the growing portfolio of contextual urban design work, at first with the Prince of Wales’s estate, the Duchy of Cornwall, and subsequently with a wide range of public and private landowners. ADAM Urbanism now has over 33,000 homes in its portfolio. The firm has pioneered objective coding in the UK.
Read more on the ADAM Urbanism website.
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