Basic Biographical Details

Name: Neil Adams
Designation: Architect
Born: 31 July 1949
Bio Notes: Neil Adams was born on 31 July 1949. He was educated in Edinburgh and studied architecture at Kingston-upon-Thames Polytechnic. From 1968 to 1969 he worked as an assistant with Edinburgh City Architects Department. During his training he also spent a year working in Canada as an assistant in the office of Prack Partners in Ontario. On his return to Edinburgh in 1976 he took a post with Roland Wedgwood & Associates remaining there until 1983. He then spent a year with RMJMP before joining the Edinburgh office of Stephen & Maxwell. In 1989 he formed a partnership with Peter Burgess as Burgess Adams Architects. In 1998 he set up in independent practice as Neil Adams Architect. Later he worked as an inspector for the Buildings At Risk Register for Scotland under the auspices of the Scottish Civic Trust and RCAHMS.

Adams retired from architectural practice and from RCAHMS in 2015.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City Architect's Department (Edinburgh Corporation)19681969Assistant 
Item 2 of 5Roland Wedgwood Associates19771983Architect 
Item 3 of 5Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)19831984Architect 
Item 4 of 5Stephen & Maxwell19841988Architect 
Item 5 of 5Burgess Adams Architects19891998Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 51977Peaton HouseCoulport Argyll and ButeScotlandRemoval of Victorian Bay. Internal reorganisation. Restoration.
Item 2 of 51977Sylvan CottageGullane East LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 51979Rosemount Buildings (workmen's houses)  EdinburghScotlandRehabilitation and conversion of 96 flats, including replacement balconies, landscaping and other improvements.
Item 4 of 51983John Watson's School  EdinburghScotlandJob architect with RMJMP. Interior and furniture design and other imrpovements as part of conversion work.
Item 5 of 51984Headquarters for Arthur Bell & Sons, whisky blenders, CherrybankPerth PerthshireScotlandNew entrance pavilion and associated works. As job architect with RMJMP.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Allen, Nic (ed.) Scottish Architects in Conservation  p133

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Bob AndersonInformation to Yvonne Hillyard in interview, June 2011  
Item 2 of 2Courtesy of Neil AdamsInformation given to Dictionary May 2013 and June 2015.