Professor Robert Adam, Director


Robert Adam trained at the University of Westminster and in 1973 won a Rome Scholarship. He has practised in the city of Winchester since 1977 and co-founded Winchester Design in 1986, which became known as Robert Adam Architects in 2000. He works with clients on a diverse range of projects including major private houses, extensions to historic buildings and public and commercial buildings. He has 20 years' experience in masterplanning, speculative housing and has pioneered objective coding. Robert is well-known in the UK and internationally as a major figure in the development of traditional and classical architecture, as a pioneer of contextual urban design, a designer of furniture, an author and a scholar. His work is widely published, broadcast and exhibited. He has written numerous historical, critical and theoretical papers and published a book on classical design, a children’s book on architecture and a book on globalisation and modern architecture. He lectures widely in the UK and abroad and has undertaken lecture tours of the USA, Russia, China, Iran and Brazil.



  • Member of the RIBA
  • Chartered Architect
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Honorary Fellow of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
  • Elected Brother of the Art Workers’ Guild
  • Academician, Academy of Urbanism
  • Senior Fellow, The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community (Heritage)
  • Member of Traditional Architecture Group (TAG), a linked society of the RIBA
  • Member of Design Council CABE, London Design Review Panel, 2012 - present
  • Selection Sub-Committee, Art Workers’ Guild, 2007 to present
  • Trustee, Maria Nobrega Foundation, 2003 to present
  • Chairman - Popular Housing Group, from 1995 – 2003, now merged and Director, NFP company,
  • Design for Homes, 2003 to present
  • Chairman, President’s Special Working Party of the RIBA, 1995 - present
  • Member, Faculty of Fine Arts, British School at Rome, 1989 to present
  • Member, Architecture Club Committee, 1987 to present

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