Robert Adam received his architectural education at the University of Westminster, London. He was a Rome Scholar in 1972-3, and in 1977 became a director of the architectural and urban design practice now known as ADAM Architecture. He is a Visiting Professor of Urban Design at Strathclyde University, UK, and has published numerous papers and articles on architecture, urban design, heritage policy, design philosophy and history. He has sat on English government design review bodies, and was honorary secretary of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Adam co-founded, with the Prince of Wales, the charity the International Network for Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism in 2001. In 2017, he won the Driehaus Architecture Prize, a global award to honour a major contributor in the field of contemporary vernacular and classical architecture. As well as contributing to a number of volumes, he has been the author of six books, including Classical Architecture: A Complete Handbook and The Globalisation of Modern Architecture.