What is Robert Adam?

  • (noun): Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792).
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Robert Adam

Robert Adam FRSE FRS FSA(Scot) FSA FRSA (3 July 1728 – 3 March 1792) was a Scottish neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer. He was the son of William Adam (1689–1748), the country's foremost architect of the time, and trained under him. With his older brother John, Robert took on the family business, which included lucrative work for the Board of Ordnance, after William's death.

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March 4 - Births
1933) 1862 – Jacob Robert Emden, Swiss astrophysicist and meteorologist (d. 1938) 1889 – Robert William Wood, American landscape artist (d. 2002) 1914 – Robert R ...
Croome, Worcestershire - Park
... demolished to make way for this church, the interior of which was designed by Robert Adam ... The Portland stone panels above the windows and door are Robert Adam's design and were carved by Sefferin Alker and added in 1763 ... Built in 1770-2 by Adam ...
National Archives Of Scotland - History - General Register House
... The eminent architect Robert Adam and his brother James were selected for the project in 1772 and the foundation stone was laid in 1774, by which time the original plans had been modified ... Robert Adam used stone from neighbouring quarries, Edinburgh tradesmen for supplies and local masons and craftsmen ... in 1785 and General Register House was completed to Robert Adam's modified design in 1788 ...
Robert Adam - Official Appointments
... by New appointment Architect of the King's Works 1761–1769 Succeeded by Sir Robert Taylor and James Adam ...
Mellerstain House - History
... The architect William Adam initially designed the east and west wings for George Baillie and Lady Grisel Baillie ... and it was another 45 years before George Hamilton commissioned Robert Adam to design and build the main mansion house ... The mansion house is possibly the only remaining complete building designed by Robert Adam, as most of his other works were additions to existing buildings ...

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