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Hugh Petter


Hugh Petter is a British architect born in 1966. He graduated with Distinction from Portsmouth School of Architecture in 1990. Afterwards, Hugh Petter won Rome Scholarships in 1990 and 1991.  In 1992 he helped to establish the Foundation Course at The Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture, where he served as Senior Tutor for six years.

Hugh Petter sits on the Executive Committee of the Georgian Group. He is a member of the British School at Rome, an assessor of the Europa Nostra Awards, a brother and past Chairman of the Art Workers Guild and an examiner at the College of Estate Management.


Hugh Petter joined ADAM Architecture as an Associate in 1993 and became a Director in 1997.  His work includes both new buildings and alterations, extensions and repairs to historic properties, as well as design consultancy and master-planning on projects in Britain, Italy, the Caribbean and North America.

Some of Hugh Petter’s current and recent projects are: a major urban extension to Newquay for the Duchy of Cornwall, a new entrance and forecourt at The Oval for Surrey County Cricket Club, a new English baroque mansion in Berkshire, alterations and extensions to Grade II Listed Georgian Villa in Clapham, a new clubhouse at Stocks Golf Club in Aldbury, a new monumental arch in Atlanta USA and an English Colonial style house in Paradise Island The Bahamas.

Hugh Petter has won several prizes for both academic and architectural projects.  Most recently he received the Herald Property Award for Best Luxury House in 2009, 2011 and 2012, for 3 different houses on the same site at Avenel; The UK Property Award for Best Architecture in 2008 and 2011; and The Georgian Group Giles Worsley Award for a New Building in a Georgian Context in 2007.

Hugh has had various articles and essays published on architectural subjects such as The Future of the Crafts; Back to the Future: Archaeology and Innovation in the Building of Roma Capitale; and The Synthesis of the Gothic and the Classic. He is a visiting tutor to several colleges, both in the UK and abroad and his work has been widely exhibited.

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