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Robert Adam

Architecture & Built EnvironmentDesign Academic, EducatorUrban Design, Landscape Design, Green Infrastructure

Robert Adam trained at the University of Westminster and in 1973 won a Rome Scholarship. He founded Robert Adam Architects in 2000 and now practices as Robert Adam Architectural Consultancy. He is a well-known figure in the development of traditional and classical architecture, a pioneer of contextual urban design, author, and scholar. His work has been published, broadcast, and exhibited. He lectures widely in the UK and abroad.

He was a Rome Scholar in 1972-3, an elected Councillor of the RIBA, and Honorary Secretary from 2000-2003. He sits on three design review panels and is on the Board of the Office for Place. He has written numerous critical and theoretical papers. His books include: "Classical Architecture: A Complete Handbook"; "Heritage and Culture"; "The Globalisation of Modern Architecture"; and "Time for Architecture". He is a professor of urban design at the University of Strathclyde. He gained a doctorate of philosophy on modern architectural history at Oxford Brookes University in 2021. He founded the International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) in 2001 and the Traditional Architecture Group (TAG) in 2003. Many awards include the ICAA Arthur Ross Award in 2005 and the Richard H. Driehaus Prize in 2017.

Robert Adam