ADAM Architecture announce changes to company structure

March 23, 2020

ADAM Architecture are announcing some important changes to the structure of the company.

At the beginning of April 2020, Robert Adam is going to be stepping down as a Director of ADAM Architecture and will become an independent consultant. This change – which is the outcome of discussions and preparation within the practice over several years - will allow Robert more time and freedom to pursue his own independent and academic interests, whilst maintaining a close link with ADAM Architecture.

The company will remain equally owned by the shareholding Directors Nigel Anderson, Hugh Petter, George Saumarez Smith and Robbie Kerr who have all built recognised individual reputations of their own. The Directors have every confidence that ADAM Architecture will continue to thrive under the continued leadership of the next generation.

Robert Adam joined the practice in 1976 when it was named Evans, Roberts & Partners; it was renamed Robert Adam Architects in 1992 and then became ADAM Architecture in 2010. This year sees the launch of Robert’s latest book – Time for Architecture: On Modernity, Memory and Time in Architecture and Urban Design.

Robert Adam said, “This is a positive new direction.  I will keep a strong relationship with ADAM Architecture but can pursue my independent and academic interests.”

Director George Saumarez Smith said, “One of the great strengths of ADAM Architecture is the wide range of talent within the practice, and our ability to prepare for change and continuity. Over the years the business has developed so that we are not reliant on any one individual, and it is testament to this model that Robert is now able to take a step back from the firm to pursue some of his own interests. He will remain involved in several ADAM Architecture projects and we look forward to an ongoing close collaboration.”

Also, at the beginning of April 2020, Paul Hanvey, a former equity Director of the practice who sold his shares in 2018, will be retiring, having joined the practice in 1982. ADAM Architecture wish him well for his retirement.

The practice continues to work on a wide range of projects across the UK and overseas, from private houses and urban design projects, to social housing and university buildings, with offices in Winchester and London.