Robert Adam

Robert Adam Architects



Robert trained at the University of Westminster and 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 closely 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 and has pioneered objective coding.
Robert Adam’s contribution to the classical tradition is internationally acknowledged, both as a scholar and as a designer of traditional and progressive classical architecture. He is also a designer of classical furniture.

He founded the Popular Housing Forum in 1995 as a result of his long involvement with speculative housing and masterplanning. He was also one of the founders of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) in 2000.
Robert work is widely published, broadcast and exhibited. He writes, lectures and broadcasts on a variety of subjects including classical architecture, masterplanning, housing, countryside issues, heritage and globalisation. He has also undertaken lecture tours of the USA and Russia.

Professional Memberships
Member of the RIBA
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Brother of the Art Workers’ Guild
Architecture Club Committee, from 1987
Chairman – Popular Housing Group, from 1995-2003, now merged and Trustee of Design for Homes from 2003.
Elected RIBA Councillor, Trustee of RIBA from 1999
Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment, Design Review Committee 1999-2004
Trustee – RIBA Trust from 2003 – 2006
Academy of Urbanism from 2006
Visiting Professor for Urban Design at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Bannister Fletcher Prize for Dissertation, 1973
Special Rome Scholarship from ARCUK, 1973-1974
Joint First Prize, Salisbury Market Square Competition, 1975
Civic Trust Commendation, Sheridan House, Winchester, 1984
Award to Distinguished Service in Environmental Planning (USA), 1986
Brick Development Association, Quality in Brickwork Award, Southern Region Winner, 1987
Commendation under the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Conservation & Design
Awards Scheme, 1991
Winner, Copper Roofing Competition, Copper Development Association, 1995
Elmbridge Borough Council Design/Conservation Awards, 1998
RIBA Southern Region National Housebuilder Design Award, 1998
Best Partnership Development Commendation, Roman Court, Rocester, 2000
Marsh Country Life Awards, Solar House, Best House 2001
Brick Awards, Huntley House, Best Private Housing Development 2004
Award for a New Building in the Classical Tradition, Georgian Group Awards 2007
Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award of Excellence for Masterplan for Western Harbour, Edinburgh 2008


Robert Adam Architects