In addition to new buildings, ADAM Architecture has been involved with the restoration, adaptation and re-use of numerous historic buildings including listed and protected buildings and monuments. ADAM Architecture developed a speciality in classical design in the 1980s and has since also become well known for its pioneering contextual urban design. In that time the practice has gone from strength to strength, and today employs around 90 staff across its offices in London and Winchester. The practice is led by four design directors – Nigel Anderson, Hugh Petter, George Saumarez Smith, Robbie Kerr, Darren Price and Robert Cox – who each lead their own projects with their own distinct design ethos while working together as experts in the field of classical and traditional architecture. In all projects, they are supported by the wider ADAM Architecture team of highly skilled and experienced architects, technologists, urban designers, consultants, in-house historical researchers, project managers and administrative support colleagues. As the practice has continued to grow, so too has its geographic reach outside the UK with ADAM Architecture currently working on several prestigious projects around the world, in countries including China, Hong Kong, Cuba, Dubai, USA and India.
ADAM Architecture’s expertise and clarity of thinking has been recognised by the government and other leading decision-makers, who regularly consult the practice on policy development and issues affecting planning and design. The government’s recent report 'Living with Beauty,' published by the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission gave particular prominence to Nansledan, a new urban extension to Newquay in Cornwall, as an exemplar development.
They are active members and founders of many national and international architectural and urban design organisations, including the Academy of Urbanism, the Traditional Architecture Group, the International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU), The Prince’s Foundation, The Georgian Group and The Lutyens Trust. Directors are consulted by government agencies and ministries on policy and design. They are trustees of national interest groups, prominent in professional affairs and regularly write articles in professional magazines and journals. The Directors have an ongoing programme of research projects, recent work includes an examination of emerging trends in urban design typologies; techniques for community participation; current social trends and how these are likely to affect the future market.
ADAM Architecture have two offices; a larger office in Winchester and a London office in Somerset House.