Adam Architecture

ADAM Architecture is a UK leading practice specialising in traditional and progressive architecture and contextual urban design.  


The practice has offices in Winchester and London and is run by six directors: Robert Adam, Nigel Anderson, Paul Hanvey, Robbie Kerr, Hugh Petter and George Saumarez Smith.  The practice was operating in Winchester in 1955 (under a different name), it evolved to Robert Adam Architects in 2000 and in 2010 the practice name was changed to ADAM Architecture to recognise the individual design profiles of the five equal shareholding directors. During the 1980s the practice developed a speciality in classical design, and has become a pioneer in contextual urban design. Since this time the firm has progressed from strength to strength, cultivating its profile to its current national and international level, and establishing a solid client base across the UK and overseas.

The six directors all lead their own projects and have their own design ethos, while all working together as experts in the field of traditional architecture.


In 2010 ADAM Urbanism was formed, a sister branch to ADAM Architecture, to recognise the quantity and variety of projects and experience in masterplanning and urban design, whilst sharing the strong expertise and support of the whole practice.


The team of around 80 staff across both offices are highly skilled and experienced architects, technologists, urban designers, an historical researcher, consultants, project managers and administrative support staff. Professor Dan Cruickshank, well known for his publication and television work on historic architecture, acts as the firm’s Historic Building Consultant.

The London office was opened in 1993 to serve an increasing client base in the South East and has a strong team of architects and technologists, while also sharing the full team in the Winchester office when required. Located in Bloomsbury, this office is ideally positioned to serve our London clients as well as other projects for all directors.


The Directors are active members and founders of many national and international architectural and urban design organisations, including the Academy of Urbanism, Traditional Architecture Group, The Georgian Group, the Victorian Society, the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU), the RIBA, the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, Design for Homes, the Chartered Institute of Building, and the British School at Rome. They are trustees of national interest groups; prominent in professional affairs.


ADAM Architecture is always interested to hear from talented individuals who feel they would be an asset to the practice. We are an equal opportunities employer and our policy is to treat all applicants and employees equally, regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity or disability.

ADAM Architecture works as a team of highly skilled and motivated individuals that delivers quality results every time. Appraisal, training and professional development lie at the heart of ADAM Architecture’s commitment to staff. We have a regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, hold in-house workshops and support staff who wish to gain further professional qualifications. We believe in recognising individual contributions from staff and rewarding them for exceptional performance.

Relaxing and socialising is an important part of working for ADAM Architecture. We subsidise a wide range of activities, from cultural visits and architectural tours across the UK, to sporting events and regular nights out.

To hear more about ADAM Architecture or to discuss other job opportunities within the architectural sector please get in touch with the Hunter Dunning team.