National Planning Summit

Hugh Petter

Director, ADAM Architecture

Hugh Petter has been a director of ADAM Architecture and ADAM Urbanism since 1997. He is an architect and urban designer and his work includes master-planning and coding; new buildings; alterations, extensions and repairs to historic properties, and design consultancy on sites across Britain, Italy, the Caribbean, North America and Russia.

Hugh graduated with Distinction in 1990, and won Rome Scholarships in 1990 and 1991 to study the expansion of Rome after Italian Unification in 1870 through a regulating masterplan and codes. He is a regular author of articles and essays on architectural and urban subjects, and serves periodically as a visiting tutor, lecturer, governor, advisor and external examiner to several colleges across the UK and overseas. He has been a trustee of the Prince’s Foundation; Vice Chairman of the Georgian Group, and Chairman of the Art Workers Guild. He has served as a member of the RIBA Planning Group, and on the committee of the London branch of the Country Land and Business Association.  He is an elected member of the Academy of Urbanism and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has served the South Downs National Park Design Review Panel, and Design South East.

Hugh specialises not just in the design, but also the delivery of urban projects, working in partnership with the team from conception to completion on site.  He is the master-planner and co-ordinating architect for: Nansledan, an urban extension of 4000 homes for Newquay led by the Duchy of Cornwall’s consortium: Park View, an urban extension of 300 homes at Woodstock for the Blenheim Estate, and at Stamford on 3 sites for Burghley House ranging from 40 – 2,000 homes, one of which is a joint venture with South Kesteven District Council.  In addition, he is currently working with the Badminton, Sandringham. Ashfield, Southwick and Leconfield Estates on projects to provide housing in and around existing settlements, and with M and G on an urban extension site on the outskirts of Leeds.  He also has a portfolio of projects with land promotors, and a strong pipeline of new work for landowners who understand the merits of a Legacy approach.       

Hugh has worked with Celebration and to a masterplan and code by Urban Design Group (UDG) in North America in the regeneration of two settlements in West Virginia, and built a large house in the Bahamas within a masterplan and code by Ocean Club Estates.  His work has won numerous awards and features regularly in articles across the trade and national press in the UK and overseas.