Hugh Petter

Hugh Petter


Design Director

Hugh Petter is an architect and urban designer, specialising in traditional design. His work includes new buildings, alterations, extensions and repairs to historic properties, as well as design consultancy and master-planning in Britain, Italy, the Caribbean, North America and Russia. Hugh’s architectural and academic projects have won a number of prizes and he is committed to supporting the development of modern classicism through his numerous professional memberships. He has published various articles and essays on architectural subjects and is a visiting tutor to several colleges in the UK and abroad.

  • Chartered Architect
  • Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Member of Traditional Architecture Group (TAG), a linked society of the RIBA
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Member of the RIBA Planning Group
  • Vice Chairman, The Georgian Group 2014 to 2017; Executive Committee Member since 2003
  • Elected Brother of the Art Workers’ Guild
  • Academician, Academy of Urbanism
  • Member of International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU), International College of Traditional Practitioners
  • Member of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, Professional Network
  • Member, Council of Advisors, Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America
  • UK Property Award 2018, Residential Development for Tregunnel Hill, Newquay
  • INTBAU Excellence Award for Urban Design 2018 for Tregunnel Hill, Newquay
  • Planning Award 2018, high commendation for Tregunnel Hill, Newquay
  • Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) Charter Award 2018 for Tregunnel Hill, Newquay
  • Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA) Arthur Ross Award 2015, awarded to the practice to recognise outstanding achievement for architecture in the classical tradition
  • UK Property Awards 2015, 5 star top award for Best Leisure Architecture, London for the New Pavilion Portico at the Kia Oval
  • International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) Award 2015, Designing for Green, Healthy Cities, ‘Selected for Exhibition’ Award for the urban extension at Nansledan, Newquay
  • Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) Charter Awards 2015, Merit Award for the new Pavilion portico at The Oval
  • RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) London Awards 2015, Highly Commended Award in the Tourism & Leisure category for the new Pavilion portico at The Oval
  • Brick Awards Shortlist 2014, Best Commercial Building and Best Craftsmenship for KIA Oval
  • City of Winchester Trust 2013, Best Restoration, Old Hyde House – ADAM Architecture’s Winchester office
  • Marvin Architect’s Challenge Award 2013, New house in Warwickshire
  • RICS Building Conservation Award 2013, shortlist, Old Hyde House – ADAM Architecture’s Winchester office
  • The Georgian Group Award 2013, New Building in The Classical Tradition, Commended, The KIA Oval, London
  • Herald Property Awards 2012, Best Luxury Home presented to Scops Development, new Arts & Crafts house, Avenel, Scotland (Plot 2)
  • UK Property Award, 2011, Highly Commended for Best Architecture (Single Unit), new Arts & Crafts house, Avenel, Scotland (Plot 3)
  • Herald Property Awards 2011, Best Luxury Home presented to Scops Development, new Arts & Crafts house, Avenel, Scotland (Plot 3)
  • Herald Property Awards 2009, Best Luxury Home presented to Scops Development, new Arts & Crafts house, Avenel, Scotland (Plot 1)
  • Daily Mail UK Property Award, 2008, Five Star Award for Best Architecture (Single Unit) UK, new villa, Cheltenham
  • McGraw-Hill Southeast Construction’s Best Public Building Award 2008, Millennium Gate project, Atlanta Georgia, USA
  • Commended Cheltenham Civic Trust Award, 2008, new villa, Cheltenham
  • The Georgian Group Giles Worsley Award for a New Building in a Georgian Context, 2007, new villa, Cheltenham
  • Winner of RIBA Competition to renovate and extend Grade II Listed house, 2006
  • Palladio Award 2006, Millennium Gate project, Atlanta Georgia, USA
  • Highly Commended Rochford District Council’s Conservation Design & Heritage Award 2002, Georgian farmhouse renovation
  • Commendation Civic Trust and North Yorkshire RIBA Harrogate District Award for Environmental Excellence 1998, Birstwith Hall, Harrogate
  • Rome Scholarship in Architecture 1990-92,
  • The Architecture and Urban Planning of Roma Capitale
  • ARCUK William Kretchmer Award for Post-Graduate Research, 1991
  • Building Magazine Diploma Prize, 1990
  • Palladio and American Classicism, Richmond, Virginia, 2008
  • The Art Workers Guild, London Festival of Architecture, 2008
  • Big Brainstorm Exhibition, London Architectural Biennale, 2006
  • Traditional Architects Group, London, 2005
  • The Georgian Group, London, 2004
  • The New English Country House, RIBA, Bristol, 2004
  • The Princes Foundation, London, 2003
  • The New English Country House, RIBA, London, 2003
  • A Decade of Art and Architecture 1992-2002, New York, 2002
  • The Other Modern, Bologna, 2000
  • The Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture, London, 1993
  • Architettura Contemporanea, Rome, 1992 Millenovecentonovantadue, Rome, 1992 Contrapunti, Rome, 1991
  • The Country House Ideal: Recent work by ADAM Architecture, Merrell, 2015
  • The Art of Classical Details: Theory, Design & Craftsmanship, Phillip Dodd, 2013
  • Robert Adam: The Search for a Modern Classicism, Images Publishing, 2010
  • 21st Century Houses – 150 of The World’s Best Homes, Images Publishing, 2010
  • New Palladians: Modernity and Sustainability for 21st century Architecture, Alireza Sagharchi & Lucien Steil, 2010
  • New Classicism, Rizzoli, 2004
  • The Classicist: A Decade of Art and Architecture, 2002
  • The British School at Rome, One Hundred Years, 2001
  • Back to the Future, 2000
  • Archaeology and Innovation in the Building of Roma Capitale, The Classicist, Volume II, 1995
  • The Synthesis of the Gothic and the Classic, The Golden City; Essays on the Architecture and Imagination of Beresford Pite, 1993
  • The Work of Gaetano Koch 1849-1910, Annali Accademici Canadesi, Volume VIII, 1992
  • Lutyens in Italy: the building of The British School at Rome, 1992

A unique matrix of interchangeable components that offer architects, designers, builders and homeowners the opportunity to build elegant architectural porches for any situation; that use the rules, geometry and proportion of Classical architecture at an affordable price.

The GIBBS Range of Classical Porches is designed by Hugh Petter, Director of ADAM Architecture and inspired by the Georgian architect James Gibbs (1682-1754). The porches are manufactured by HADDONSTONE, one of the world’s leading cast stone manufacturers with facilities in the UK and USA. Gibbs’ Classical architecture design handbooks were probably the most widely used in the eighteenth century across the Western world. It is this rich legacy that makes Gibbs’ version of the Classical Orders the most appropriate for this new range of porch designs, being equally suitable for both new and historic buildings across the UK, USA and around the world.

The GIBBS Range is conceived around the two oldest and most widely used Orders – the Doric and Ionic. Over the centuries, generations of Classical architects have adapted the proportions of these two Orders to suit a variety of situations.

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