Robert Adam: How can new-build homes be green, beautiful and high quality?


Speaking at a fringe event hosted by the Policy Exchange at this year's Conservative Party Conference, one of the UK's most respected architects flagged up some serious structural issues with the current planning system - explaining why 'huge numbers' of small and medium-sized developers are being driven out of the market...

Professor Robert Adam is renowned as a major figure in the development of traditional and classical architecture, a pioneer of contextual urban design, a designer of furniture, an author and a scholar. Robert works with clients on a diverse range of projects including major private houses, extensions to historic buildings as well as public and commercial schemes. In 2017 he was awarded the Richard H. Driehaus Prize, recognising a lifetime of contribution to traditional, classical and sustainable architecture and urbanism.

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Main image: 'In any other market quality is driven by innovation and consumer choice' Robert Adam