Robert Adam was born in 1948 and trained at the University of Westminster and in 1973 won a Rome Scholarship. He has practised in the city of Winchester since 1977 and co-founded Winchester Design in 1986, which became Robert Adam Architects in 2000 and then ADAM Architecture in 2010. He works with clients on a diverse range of projects including major private houses, extensions to historic buildings and public and commercial buildings. He has 20 years experience in masterplanning, speculative housing and has pioneered objective coding. Adam's contribution to the classical tradition is internationally acknowledged, both as a scholar and as a designer of traditional and progressive classical architecture. Adam founded the Popular Housing Group in 1995 and International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) from 2000 and is Chair of College Chapters for INTBAU (UK). Adam's work is widely published, broadcast and exhibited.

He has written numerous historical, critical and theoretical papers and published a book on classical design and a children's book on architecture. He lectures widely in the UK and abroad and has undertaken lecture tours of the USA, Russia and Iran.

Robert is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Elected Brother of the Art Workers' Guild, a Trustee Maria Nobrega Foundation, a Director of Design For Homes, an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism, a Senior Fellow of the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment (Heritage) and Chair of the College of Chapters at International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU (UK)) Robert was Honorary Secretary of the RIBA between 2001 and 2003, and Trustee of the RIBA Trust from 2003 to 2006.

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