Educated at Winchester College and Edinburgh University, George Saumarez Smith graduated with a First Class degree and a Diploma with Distinction in Architecture. In 1998 he qualified as an architect and from 1995 until 2002 worked for Erith & Terry Architects in Dedham, Essex, on a variety of important classical buildings. These included a new mixed use development in Baker Street, London, W1, and the Merchants Square development in Colonial Williamsburg. George Saumarez Smith joined ADAM Architecture in 2003, and became a Director in 2004. His work includes both new buildings and alterations, extensions and repairs to historic properties, and he has also been involved in design consultancy and urban master-planning on several projects. He has received various awards for his work including the overall winner of the 2006 RIBA Ibstock Downland Prize. In 2011 George was one of six shortlisted architects for the Young Architect of the Year Award.

His drawings have been exhibited and published widely, both in the UK and abroad. He also regularly teaches, lectures and writes on a wide range of subjects relating to traditional architecture.

George is a Chartered Architect, an elected Brother of the Art Workers' Guild and Chairman of the Art Workers' Guild Trustees Ltd, a member of the Georgian Group and the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) College of Traditional Practitioners.

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