Robbie Kerr trained at Edinburgh University and Oxford Brookes before qualifying with Distinction from University College London in 2013. Robbie worked with ADAM Architecture through his University training before joining full time in 2010 and became an Associate in 2014. After 2 years of developing his design ethos and working closely with the other Directors, Robbie became the youngest equal equity shareholder Director of ADAM Architecture in 2016.
Robbie’s rise to Director 4 years ago was the start of his role as a key figure in leading the practice. The setup of the practice, with complete parity between the four Directors, means that Robbie has been able to grow his own distinct portfolio of projects and clients. Since joining as a Director he has begun to more proactively develop work abroad, with ongoing projects in Nigeria, Ghana, Ukraine, Morocco and Hong Kong, and to expand ADAM’s work in London. His projects range from designing new private homes, to the restoration of historic buildings, and new housing developments. He is developing his own design ethos and interpretation of the Classical architecture principles in all his projects. He has his own dedicated design team within the practice; and plays a key role in shaping the next phase of ADAM Architecture working in collaboration with the other four Directors.
Robbie is becoming a significant contributor to architecture debates and in particular the increasing acceptance of classical and traditional architecture within the wider architecture arena. Robbie is also an active member of a number of architecture organisations and charities, including a Trustee of the Georgian Group having been Chair of the Young Georgians for 3 years; a Trustee of the Commonwealth Heritage Forum; a member of the selection committee for professional membership to the International Network of Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU); an INTBAU professional member; on the events committee of the Lutyens Trust; and a member of the Academy of Urbanism Young Urbanist and the Traditional Architectural Group (TAG).
Robbie has created a group for young emerging talent at ADAM Architecture, the ADAM Future Group, which promote discussion and debate on a wide variety of topics and continues to look to new opportunities to promote the emerging talent in the business. In 2014 Robbie was awarded the Wolfson Economics Prize – Light Bulb Award; he was awarded the Robert Adam Architects Travel Scholarship in 2008, the Thesiger Scholarship in 2008 and the Young Engineer’s Competition in 2003.
MA (HONS), DIPL ARCH, RIBA, FRSA
Director, ADAM Architecture
Tel: 01962 843843