Adam is an architect with a passion for healthy and functional design that considers all aspects of mental health, physical wellbeing and social value.
His interest in health and wellbeing continues in the workplace. A trained Mental Health First Aider, he helps to create a safe and supportive environment for his colleagues.
As NLA lead, Adam coordinates membership opportunities and drives our engagement with London’s built environment community. His role as Social Value Champion for the London studio has seen him build relationships across the city, most recently leading our involvement with the Croydon Stands Tall charity initiative.
What sparked your interest in healthcare design?
Having Type 1 Diabetes, I’m no stranger to the healthcare system. I’ve always thought that spaces within the healthcare sector could drastically change to improve patient wellbeing.
My interest in healthcare design really took off in 2012 when I designed a community health centre in my undergraduate degree. I then went on to design a futuristic healthcare facility for my Masters, which was based on wearable technology and patient data, and my thesis focussed on body objectification within architecture.
Jumping ahead to 2023, I am now the project architect for a hospital refurbishment and a new build modular community diagnostics centre, both located in Croydon.
What’s your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?
I’ve worked on many interesting projects at Stride Treglown, including schools, build-to-rent schemes, university campuses, and large retail developments. But my favourite project has to be the BMW Flagship Showroom. I became a chartered architect with this scheme. It was great to have control over a large portion of the design and build strong relationships with clients, contractors, and key stakeholders.
Best building in your city?
It’s a tie between the Barbican Centre and the National Theatre. A close third would be Finsbury Health Centre.
When you have to wait longer than four minutes for the next London Underground tube. It feels like an eternity!
Sticking your ‘neck’ out for a good cause.
Working on two healthcare projects in Croydon, and as the Social Value Champion for our London studio, I was keen to connect with Croydon’s community. When I came across the Croydon Stands Tall art trail, I felt it was a perfect opportunity for Stride Treglown to engage with local people and organisations and to support an initiative that was delivering so much positive impact for the borough. We sponsored a giraffe sculpture and donated a smaller giraffe to a local school. You can find out more here.
- MHFA England