George Saumarez Smith is a British architect. Educated at Winchester College and Edinburgh University, George graduated with a First Class Degree and a Diploma with Distinction in Architecture. George Saumarez Smith qualified as an architect in 1998. His architectural designs are considered some of the most elegant currently produced in England with the highest degree of classical literacy and craftsmanship.
From 1995 until 2005 George Saumarez Smith worked for Erith & Terry Architects in Dedham, Essex, on a variety of important classical buildings. These include a new mixed development in Baker Street, London W1, and the Merchants Square development in Colonial Williamsburg.
George 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 masterplanning on various projects. His drawings have been exhibited and published widely, both in the UK and abroad.
He has recently completed a new Palladian house in Newbury, England which received the Best Craftsmanship Award at the Brick Awards 2008. The new two-storey house combines simple classical details with local materials following the established architectural tradition of the area. The house was constructed in hand-made red brick with natural stone for the southern portico and slate roofing.
In January 2008 George Saumarez Smith was featured in Country Life magazine (published in the United Kingdom) in an article highlighting the best of young talent in Britain. Saumarez Smith enjoys writing and recently produced an essay, illustrated with his own sketches, on the work of his grandfather, the distinguished architect, Raymond Erith.
George Saumarez Smith was the Overall Winner of the 2006 RIBA Downland Prize and in the same year he also received a Commendation from the Georgian Group Architectural Awards. Some of his work was exhibited in 1996 and 2000 at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and in 1999 at the RIBA Architecture Gallery.
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