A Place at the Table - a documentary about Robert Adam

Many Americans assume Britain is a country that reveres traditional architecture. Images of grand country homes, royal palaces and quaint rural villages spring readily to mind. But in fact over the past half century or more contemporary British culture has been indifferent to these iconic snapshots of national identity.

Architect Robert Adam wanted to change all that. Adam has devoted his life and career to persuading Britain’s architectural establishment to recognize the importance of the traditional in modern British architectural practice. Through a persuasive personal style, a powerful wit, and a talent for design, the Winchester-based architect has made a place at the table for architecture that respects and extends the vocabulary of classical and traditional buildings in today’s built environment.

Documentary produced by WTTW

Click here to watch the programme, read about Robert Adam and see his work.