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4 Mar 2017

ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship

ADAM Architecture 2017 Travel Scholarship open for entries

ADAM Architecture has launched its annual Travel Scholarship. Now in its twelfth year, the £1,500 award aims to support research in architecture, architectural technology and urban design.

The scholarship is open to students enrolled at a UK or International University or School of Architecture, studying RIBA Part I up to 3 years after Part II, CIAT accredited degree or post-graduate course, or equivalent qualification.

ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship

The judging panel will include the Directors at ADAM Architecture, with Professor Lorraine Farrelly, Head of Architecture at Reading University and freelance journalist Eleanor Doughty.

The judges will be looking for a significant piece of original research work, and an outstanding contribution to architectural knowledge. Previous winners have travelled to Valletta, Japan, Cuba, France, Belgium, Sicily, Rome and Ethiopia

Speaking about the Scholarship, ADAM Architecture Director Robbie Kerr commented, “This is a great opportunity for a student or recent graduate to travel abroad to engage in international research in architecture and urban design. It has a proven track record of supporting students to pursue an interest, often outside of their studies, and in many cases their research has had a major influence on their career choices.”

The closing date for entries is 26th April 2017
Full details and how to apply are available at www.adamarchitecture.com

25 Jan 2017

ADAM Architecture News

Robert Adam named 15th Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate

Robert Adam, director of leading Classical and Traditional architect practice ADAM Architecture and an architect known for his scholarship as well as his practice, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Prize at the University of Notre Dame, the highest value architecture award in the world at $200,000.

Commenting on the prize, Robert Adam said, “I am delighted and honoured to be awarded this important prize. It will be a privilege to join with the previous eminent winners. I must extend my sincere thanks to the members of the jury and, in particular, to Richard Driehaus whose commitment to architecture and urban design and generosity have made this possible”.

“Robert Adam has made seminal contributions to establishing a dialogue between tradition and modernity,” said Richard H. Driehaus, founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Chicago-based Driehaus Capital Management LLC. “He has had tremendous success by experimenting with contemporary materials and methods within the context of local and regional traditions.”

“Throughout his career, Robert Adam has engaged the critical issues of our time, challenging contemporary attitudes toward architecture and urban design. He has written extensively on the tensions between globalism and regionalism as we shape our built environment,” said Michael Lykoudis, Driehaus Prize jury chair and Francis and Kathleen Rooney Dean of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture.

“Sustainability is at the foundation of his work, achieved through urbanism and architecture that is respectful of local climate, culture and building customs.”

Richard H . Driehaus Prize

Robert Adam named 15th Richard H. Driehaus Prize Laureate

Richard H . Driehaus Prize Laureate

16 + 15 Jun 2016

ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship 2016

ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship 2016 Winner

15th June 2016 – Sam Little from The Royal Drawing School in London to study Seljuk minarets in Iran as ADAM Architecture Travel Scholar 2016.

This year the ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship has been awarded to Sam Little, currently a student at The Royal Drawing School, having previously completed his RIBA Part 1 in Architecture at Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. Sam was selected after an interview with the judges – Jonathan Taylor, Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor at Kingston University and co-partner of architecture practice Smith & Taylor; Professor Lorraine Farrelly, Head of Architecture at Reading University; along with Nigel Anderson and Robbie Kerr, Directors at ADAM Architecture – from five shortlisted applicants.

Bagh-i Qush Khana Minaret, Isfahan, Iran – 1933-34:
Bagh-i Qush Khana Minaret Portal, Iran
photo : Robert Byron

Commenting on the Travel Scholarship, ADAM Architecture Director Robbie Kerr, said; “We were particularly impressed with our five shortlisted entries but Sam stood out as a worthy winner with a very interesting research topic.”

Speaking about the Scholarship, Robbie, who was appointed Director last month, said, “The Travel Scholarship has a proven track record of supporting students to pursue an interest, often outside of their studies, and in many cases their research has had a major influence on their career choices. I was awarded the ADAM Travel Scholarship in 2008, while studying at Edinburgh University. I travelled to Cuba and having returned many times over recent years, I have now forged relations with local architects, contractors and interested developers.”

Sam will travel to Iran at the beginning of next year to study a number of the Seljuk towers and minarets that remain standing throughout various provinces of central Iran. These minarets were built by the Seljuk Empire in the 11th and 12th Centuries AD, a volatile time in religious and sectarian history, for cultural, political and infrastructural purposes. Spanning an expanse from India to Anatolia, they marked out key points in the landscape on the Silk Road between east and west, a role they still occupy today. Sam’s study of the minarets will include investigating the specificity to their site, individual traits and characteristics, their imaginative use of brickwork and construction. Also looking at how over time they have supported, cohered and informed the nature of buildings and people around them.

Minar-i Bagh-i Qush, Isfahan, Iran – 1933-34:
Bagh-i Qush Khana Minaret Portal, Isfahan, Iran
photo : Robert Byron

The Travel Scholarship is now in its 11th year and has a successful track record of supporting students and recent graduates to travel abroad to carry out research and develop a greater understanding of architecture and urban design.

Further details are on the website http://www.adamarchitecture.com/academic/travel-scholarship.htm

ADAM Architecture appoints first new director in 12 years

ADAM Architecture has appointed Robbie Kerr, 29, as a Director. It is the first Director appointment since that of George Saumarez Smith in 2004, who was 31. Kerr has been at the firm since 2010 and became an Associate in 2014.

Robbie Kerr ADAM Architecture director

Kerr trained at Edinburgh University and Oxford Brookes before qualifying from University College London in 2013. He joins design directors Robert Adam, Nigel Anderson, Hugh Petter and George Saumarez smith, and technical director Paul Hanvey.

Commenting on the appointment, Director Hugh Petter said, “Robbie is a very talented young architect. We are very pleased that he has joined our board of directors, this is part of our long term succession plan to ensure the future stability of the practice. We believe strongly in developing new talent from within the practice and Robbie is a great example this.”

Robbie Kerr commented, “I am delighted to join the senior management team at ADAM Architecture as Director. I am looking forward to working with the Directors, who are all experts in the field of traditional architecture, and developing my client-base and design ethos.”

Other senior promotions have also been made to strengthen the overall management at the practice: Jonathan Fox and Wayne Reakes have been promoted to Associate Directors; Ian Lawrence has been promoted to Senior Associate; Ian Aburrow, Fredrik Carlsson and Alex Montague-Smith have been promoted to Associates. The practice has a team of over 75 staff across offices in Winchester and London, consisting of highly skilled and experienced architects, technologists, urban designers, project managers and administrative support staff.

20 Mar 2016

ADAM Scholarship News

ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship 2016 call for entries

ADAM Architecture has launched its annual Travel Scholarship. Now in its eleventh year, the £1,500 award aims to support research in architecture, architectural technology and urban design.

The scholarship is open to students enrolled at a UK or International University or School of Architecture, studying RIBA Part I up to 3 years after Part II, CIAT accredited degree or post-graduate course, or equivalent qualification.

ADAM Architecture Travel Scholarship 2016

The judging panel will include the Directors at ADAM Architecture, with Professor Lorraine Farrelly, Head of Architecture at Reading University and Jonathan Taylor, Undergraduate Design Studio Tutor at Kingston University and co-partner of architecture practice Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor.

The judges will be looking for a significant piece of original research work, and an outstanding contribution to architectural knowledge.

Previous winners have travelled to Valletta, Japan, Cuba, France, Belgium, Sicily, Rome and Ethiopia

Speaking about the Scholarship, ADAM Architecture Director George Saumarez Smith comment, “This is a great opportunity for a student or recent graduate to travel abroad to engage in international research in architecture and urban design. We have seen some very original and inspirational research over the last 11 years of the scholarship, and we hope that it has given the winners a boost in the early stages of their career.”

The closing date for entries is 8th April 2016.

Full details and how to apply are available at www.adamarchitecture.com

7 Apr 2014

ADAM Urbanism Student Travel Scholarship 2014 call for entries

ADAM Urbanism, the urban design and masterplanning branch of well-known classical practice ADAM Architecture, has launched its 2014 Student Travel Scholarship.

The £1,500 scholarship award aims to support and reward outstanding research, the theme for this year is ‘International Urban Design’.

ADAM Urbanism Student Travel Scholarship

The scholarship is open to applications from undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at a UK or International RIBA-accredited school of architecture, from Part I up to 3 years after Part II, or equivalent qualification.

Now in its 9th year, the student travel scholarship has a successful track record of supporting students to engage in international research in architecture and urban design.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 30th April 2014.
Full details are available at www.adamurbanism.com

News from ADAM Architecture

ADAM Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Aldershot Barracks Master Plan, Hampshire, England
Design: ADAM Architecture
Aldershot Barracks Master Plan England
image from architect

Aldershot Barracks Master Plan – 5 Jul 2013
A new master plan for the redevelopment of 166 hectares of the old army barracks at Aldershot has been approved. On the edge of the established town, the area will be transformed from a secure military area into a new district of the town. The plans were submitted by Grainger plc.

Fortescue Fields, Norton St Philip, Somerset, England, UK
Design: ADAM Architecture
Fortescue Fields Norton St Philip Property
image : ADAM Architecture
Fortescue Fields – 11 Jun 2013
The first phase of a new mixed-use development, Fortescue Fields, in the heart of the Somerset hills in the village of Norton St Philip has just been completed. The new neighbourhood has been built on the site of a derelict chicken processing factory and extends one of the most attractive and desirable villages in the South West. Designed by Robert Adam of ADAM Architecture, the new area reflects and adds to the traditional character of Norton St Philip.

Country House in Hampshire, southern England
ADAM Architecture
Country Property in Hampshire
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Country House in Hampshire – 16 Nov 2012
Nigel Anderson at ADAM Architecture has won an appeal for an unusual new ‘NPPF Para 55’ country house in Hampshire. ADAM Architecture is one of the first practices to win planning permission, after appeal, under the new National Planning Policy Framework, paragraph 55 – the replacement to the Planning Policy Statement 7 (PPS7) which allows the building of new country houses that are of ‘exceptional quality or innovative design’.

20 Sep 2012

ADAM Architecture – Recent News

Robert Adam Globalisation Book
‘The Globalisation of Modern Architecture’ book by Professor Robert Adam – cover:
Robert Adam book
picture : ADAM Architecture
ADAM Architecture book – The Globalisation of Modern Architecture
Part sociological theory, part political and economic history, The Globalisation of Modern Architecture by Professor Robert Adam explains how Western or North Atlantic Modernist architecture came to dominate world cities and commercial architecture in the late 20th and 21st century. It is a scholarly book in which Robert Adam steps aside from his own architectural preferences, and takes a broad and impartial look at the development and consequences of this global phenomenon.

23 Mar 2012

ADAM Architecture Scholarship News

ADAM Architecture Student Travel Scholarship 2012, UK

ADAM Architecture Student Travel Scholarship is now open to applications from undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at a UK or International RIBA-accredited school of architecture, from Part I up to 3 years after Part II, or equivalent qualification. The £1,500 scholarship aims to support and reward outstanding research in architecture and urban design. Now in its seventh year, the ADAM Architecture scholarship has a successful track record of supporting students to engage in international research.

Joining the ADAM Architecture directors on the judging panel is Professor Georgia Butina Watson, Head of the Department of Planning and Research Tutor in the Joint Centre for Urban Design at Oxford Brookes University.

13 Feb 2012

ADAM Architecture Building

Richard Green Gallery, 32-33 New Bond St, Mayfair, London, UK
George Saumarez Smith of Adam Architecture
Richard Green Gallery
picture : Morley von Sternberg

Richard Green Gallery on New Bond Street
The first new, purpose built art gallery to be constructed on Bond Street since the early 20th Century has just been completed. The Richard Green gallery at 33 New Bond Street was designed by George Saumarez Smith, director at ADAM Architecture. The 591.4 sqm five storey building includes a gallery, board room, office, library and storage space.

2 Nov 2011

ADAM Architecture Award News

GILES WORSLEY AWARD FOR A NEW BUILDING IN A GEORGIAN CONTEXT

Georgian Group Architectural Awards

Winner:

Richard Green Gallery, 32-33 New Bond St
George Saumarez Smith of Adam Architecture
for Richard Green Gallery

Portland stone building in restrained Greek Revival style, the principal decorative elements being incised giant pilasters surmounted by a Greek key frieze and a bas-relief stone frieze of Homeric subjects by Alexander Stoddart. Cantilevered stone staircase, topped by lantern, runs laterally at rear of building.

5 Oct 2011

ADAM Architecture Design Proposal

Poole Harbour, Dorset, England – Alternative Proposal
Poole Harbour
picture from ADAM Architecture
ADAM Architecture : Poole Harbour alternative proposal
ADAM Urbanism has stepped in with an alternative proposal to try and overturn a new development in the south-coast town of Poole. The Council is due to decide on a controversial re-development on the quay next to the old town, submitted by developer Neptune Consultants with HKR Architects.

26 Jul 2011

ADAM Architecture Country House Design

Oxfordshire Country House, central England
Oxfordshire Country House
picture from ADAM Architecture
Oxfordshire Country House
Progressive classical house design by ADAM Architecture to replace modernist scheme in Oxfordshire.
A pioneering classical house designed by Robert Adam has just been granted planning permission by West Oxfordshire District Council. It replaces the modernist scheme which was given permission in 2004 under the old country house policy known as “Gummer’s Law”.

14 Jul 2011

ADAM Architecture House Design

William Wake House
William Wake House
photo from ADAM Architecture
House by ADAM Architecture : Classical Building Northamptonshire
A dramatic new classical building has been added to the Northampton skyline. Commissioned by St Andrew’s Healthcare, the 20,000 plus square metre hospital unit is probably the largest single building in the classical style to be built for 50 years.
The new residential, mental-health facility was designed by well-known classical architect Robert Adam of ADAM Architecture working closely with health-building experts, Oxford Architects.

26 May 2011

ADAM Architecture Student Travel Scholarship

Call for entries to ADAM Architecture Student Travel Scholarship 2011

ADAM Architecture is calling for entries for this year’s Student Travel Scholarship to support and reward outstanding research in architecture and urban design. Undergraduate and graduate students at architecture schools in the UK and overseas are invited to apply for the £1,500 award to fund their research, overseas travel and accommodation. The scholarship is now in its sixth year and has a successful track record of supporting students to engage in international research.

Joining the ADAM Architecture directors on the judging panel this year is Professor Georgia Butina Watson, Head of the Department of Planning and Research Tutor in the Joint Centre for Urban Design at Oxford Brookes University.

Entries are sought from all UK and overseas schools of architecture students, from Part I up to 3 years after Part II, or equivalent qualification. The closing date for entries is Thursday 30th June 2011.

7 Jan 2011

St Saviour Old Dairy

Approval for Robert Adam’s new classical housing development in Jersey
St Saviour Old Dairy Houses
picture from ADAM Architecture
St Saviour Houses
Planning permission has been granted for a mixed development of 78 traditional new homes & 9 apartments on the site of the old Dairy in Princes Tower Road, St Saviour, Jersey.
The site has been occupied for the past 43 years by Jersey Dairy and the purchase by property development company, Dandara, has enabled the Dairy to move to purpose built premises in Trinity.

ADAM Urbanism Masterplanning team

6 Dec 2010

ADAM Urbanism, a trading name of well-known traditional architect ADAM Architecture, are pleased to announce the appointment of David Samuel, a qualified landscape architect, who has joined the practice this week as Senior Masterplanner.

David brings to the practice a wealth of urban and public realm design expertise as well as masterplanning and landscape design experience. This is the first time the practice has been able to offer clients landscape design as part of the masterplanning service.

Previously a freelance urban design consultant and an Associate at David Lock Associates, David’s appointment strengthens the current masterplanning team at ADAM Urbanism and helps to support a significant increase in urban design work within the practice.

David Samuel commented, “I am very excited to be joining ADAM Urbanism at a time when the practice has recognised the positive role that landscape design can plan in the successful delivery of current and future urban design projects.”

Commenting on David’s appointment, Director Hugh Petter said, “We are delighted to have David join the practice to work with our experienced urban design team. He joins the firm at an exciting time with a number of significant projects in the design stages and others which are on site.”

ADAM Architecture Practice News

31 Mar 2010

Robert Adam Architects has changed its name to ADAM Architecture.

ROBERT ADAM ARCHITECTS TO CHANGE NAME

Robert Adam Architects has changed its name to ADAM Architecture.

ADAM Architecture is led by five equal equity directors; Robert Adam, Nigel Anderson, Paul Hanvey, Hugh Petter and George Saumarez Smith. Much of Robert Adam Architects’ recent success rests with their shared vision.

ADAM Architecture – directors:
ADAM Architecture

The new practice name of ADAM Architecture better reflects the joint ownership of the Practice and the contribution of each director, whilst retaining a valuable link to Robert Adam Architects and the very strong reputation that has been built over the last 10 years. The name change allows each director to be identified with his own project.

The following links show a short video of each director, covering a different topic under the broad heading of traditional architecture. The directors talk about the challenges to deliver traditional buildings and new housing, the importance of classical literacy and how ADAM Architecture approaches the challenges it faces.

Robert Adam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BYf5UjI_9Q
Nigel Anderson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VSN5SfOCdg
Paul Hanvey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaxuHLfAn4k
Hugh Petter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_WP1438Uh4
George Saumarez Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9vr88S0ZeA

These videos will shortly be available on the ADAM Architecture website, www.adamarchitecture.com

The practice is currently the largest traditional architectural firm in Europe, based on number of employees, with an international reputation in designing classical and traditional buildings. The directors have extensive experience in urban design and masterplanning projects of all sizes; new country and town houses; speculative housing, and commercial and institutional developments such as offices, hotels, libraries and health care buildings. These projects are distributed across the UK and overseas. ADAM Architecture has offices in Winchester and London.

The directors also have a positive reputation in the architectural profession for their contribution to current architectural debate; participating in associated institutions and organisations; lecturing or various audiences and supporting students during their studies; and writing and the publication of books and articles.

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Three Classicists Exhibition, London, UK : 6 – 29 May 2010

Neoclassical English House

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About Robert Adam
Robert Adam is a successful architectural practitioner, leading ADAM Architecture, one of the UK’s top 100 practices. He is a visiting Professor in Urban Design at Strathclyde University and is a prolific writer, public speaker and broadcaster on architecture.

ADAM Architecture is one of the UK’s best known classical and traditional design practices. ADAM Architecture is also a world leader in Traditional Urbanism which creates secure and sustainable communities which encourage street life and local identity.

ADAM Architecture is based in Winchester and London. It is one of the foremost designers of new country and town houses in England as well as master planning villages and traditional town centres. Recent projects include the masterplans for Edinburgh Forthside, the Scottish capital’s new waterfront and a new mixed use development on London’s Piccadilly.

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