Garry Adam Architect | About

practice

Garry Adam Architect was established in 2001 and continues to maintain a strong track record of built work in domestic private rural and urban housing and communities of houses of all scales.

 

Underpinning our work is a belief in architecture’s capacity to positively transform peoples lives and contribute sensitively to the built and natural environments. We are committed to the craft of sustainable construction and the research of new technologies in pursuit of making buildings that fulfil clients’ expectations, that are economic, efficiently procured and environmental responsible

 

Our practice specialises in sustainable and low energy architecture in combination with an innovative approach to the spatial and aesthetic design of buildings. Garry has personal experience of Passivhaus Design having passed the Certified European Passive Home Designer course in 2011, and then gone on to design his own Passive Home at Kirkton of Craig. He also has experience in SAP, energy modelling at domestic and community scale coupled with sophisticated 3-D visualisation and scale modelling skills.  We also have significant experience of self build and property development.

people

Garry Adam

Director / Architect
M.A. Hons | Dip Arch | RIAS
adam.garry@gmail.com

 

Garry graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1989 and has over 30 years of experience working on a range of project scales from large commercial office development to modest private house extensions. Previously he worked at a number of significant practices including Skidmore Owings & Merrill in London and Denton Corker Marshall in Hong Kong, before establishing his own practice in 2001.  Garry continues to research in to useful ways to build sustainably with an emphasis on low energy use and local materials. In 2011 he gained accreditation as a Certified European Passive House Designer from the University of Strathclyde.

Laura Farquhar

Graduate Architect
BArch Hons | MArch Dist
laura@garryadamarchitect.co.uk

 

Laura studied at The University of Dundee graduating with a Masters of Architecture with Distinction in 2018. She soon after joined the practice and has been involved in a number of varied projects gaining vital experience in the design and construction process.  Laura is currently working towards her RIBA Part Three Practical Training Experience leading to full registration with ARB on successful completion.

awards

2019

Angus Design Awards
Best New Development
Old Orchard, Kirkton of Craig

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Angus Design Awards
Best Extension
Usan Tower

2017

Saltire Awards Commendation
Old Orchard, Kirkton of Craig

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Dundee Institute of Architects Awards
Best Small Residential Property and
Commendation for Best Refurbishment
Usan Tower

2016

Montrose Civic Trust Award for Excellence in Civic Design
Ross House + Trail House
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Montrose Civic Trust Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship, Drystane Walling
Old Orchard, Kirkton of Craig

2014

Dundee Institute of Architects Awards
Best Use of Timber
Trail House

2013

Dundee Institute of Architects Awards
Commendation Best Residential Project
Suc Dudh
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Montrose Civic Trust Award for Excellence
Residential Building Private House
Suc Dudh

2012

Montrose Civic Trust Award for Excellence, Residential Building Private House
Balgove Steading
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Dundee Institute of Architects Awards, Forestry
Commission Award for the Best Use of Timber in a green oak framed extension to a Listed Building in a Conservation Area
Chanonry Wynd