Adam Parry

Divisional Director

Adam is always looking for new opportunities to expand the practice. His roll-out of diagnostic imaging services for the NHS was key to Stride Treglown being named Healthcare Architect of the Year in 2017.

Adam is a divisional director, splitting his time between overseeing our healthcare projects in Wales and helping Pierre and Simon run our Cardiff office. He advocates a working environment that focuses on wellbeing and creativity, which has seen the Cardiff team take part in regular #Fun4Five initiatives.

What is the current big trend in healthcare?

The national healthcare system is overstretched, so to tackle this, community based primary care has become a big focus. Health and wellbeing is being targeted at a local level through integrated social and care models. Hopefully, these models will relieve pressure on bigger hospitals across the UK.

Why did you choose a career in architecture?

My father was a carpenter who ran a building firm so I’ve grown up with concrete in the blood. I naturally enjoyed working with computers at school, so I added them both together and here I am now. Architecture ticked all of the boxes.

Do you have a favourite project?

My favourite project would have to be the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit we completed in 2015. When you spend the largest part of four years designing and delivering a unit that has such an impact on the critically ill babies and the parents using it, it quickly became one of the most rewarding schemes to work on.

What is your proudest moment?

Becoming a divisional director at 32 was a big personal one for me. In the same year our team won Healthcare Architects of the Year, so that was the icing on the cake.

What advice would you give your 20 year old self?

Trust in your values and allow yourself time to develop. You just need to keep driving forward and working hard and you’ll naturally get to where you want to be. Surround yourself with family, friends and trusted colleagues. Make sure you get the right work life balance.

Industry Bodies:
  • Chartered member of CIAT
Awards:
  • IHEEM Healthcare Architect of the Year 2017