Adam Khan Architects is a practice with an established reputation for built work of sensitivity, elegance and refinement which addresses key issues of our time: social inclusion, sustainability and the vitality of public space. Our design methodology is based on careful study of context, collaborative working methods and an active process of client and user engagement, underpinned by a commitment to the social potential of architecture.

We work with a diverse portfolio of private, public and third sector clients, at a wide range of scale – landscape, city, building and room – enjoying the cross-fertilisation that this allows. Strategies for renewal typically include both renovation and new building, and look to exploit the latent potential in any found condition. We have experience delivering complex projects including significant cultural buildings, high-performance sustainability and community renewal projects.


Current Team
Adam Khan, Ana Moldavsky, Benjamin Wells, Carlo Grignani, Christiane Felber, Emma Buckley, Hamish Warren, Hannah Summers, Jack Swanson, Joe Chilvers, Juliette Scalbert, Lucy Norfield, Marcos de Sousa, Melissa Rezaei, Patrick Fryer, Sam Punchard, Sonia Dasoar, Ugta Ganbat, Victoria Ohuruogu

Allie Politis, Amara Roca Iglesias, Anna Tenow, Anne Wynne, Benjamin Künzel, Benjamin Lamps, Bushra Mohamed, Byul Yang, Camille Sineau, Colette Shaddock, Chiaki Tanaka, Dan Borg, David Charlton, Dominik Arni, Estelle Jakubowski, Emilie Morales Gracia, Francesco Caputi, Frederik Pöll, Frederique Barchelard, Gabriele Gagliardi, Holger Mattes, Hugh Queenan, James Hand, James Hills, Jamie Irving, Jan Pisani, Jerry van Veldhuizen, Joanna Cornwall-Jones, Joaquim Mula, Jonas Altorfer, Jusin Park, Kassy Tremountani, Katja Meyer, Ketan Lad, Laura Hänni, Leila Reese, Lilli Hoikka, Louis Léger, Loukia Lhomme, Lorenzo Iandelli, Lucy Goldsmith, Margit Kraft, Mario Barrientos, Matthias Brücke, Mette Hübschmann, Minsun Kang, Nathalie Bagnoud, Nisha Kurian, Patrick Haymann, Peter Lee, Petrina Terney, Phil Thompson, Richard Prest, Rory Crawford, Saba Ghorbanalinejad, Sheaufei Hoe, Simon Rott, Timo Keller, Theo Thysiades, Tomohiro Fujisawa, Yemi Aladerun


Ruth Dalton, Contemporary Visitor Centres, Designing for Heritage, 2018


Publica, Lessons from Internal Housing Renewal, Vital Neighbourhoods, 2018


Graeme Brooker and Sally Stone, Empire Studio Balcony, rereadings 2, 2018


The Design District, The Peninsulist, 2017


Paul Karakusevic and Abigail Batchelor, Ellebo Garden Room, Tower Court, Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars, 2017


Emma O'Kelly, Play for Today, Wallpaper, 2016


The Architecture Foundation, Adam Khan Architects, New Architects 3: Britain's best emerging practices, 2016


Adam Khan, Crown Hotel, Reminiscence, 2016


Erik Wegerhoff, Flirt mit dem Historischen, Baumeister, 2016


Heidi Bergstedt and Anne Romme, Mellemstore Faellesskaber, Arkitekten, 2016


Pamela Buxton, The buildings that inspire architects, 50 Architects 50 Buildings, 2016


Austen Lynch, Floating structures that go with the flow, The Guardian, 2015


Adam Khan, Urban Blocks, Book of Copies, 2015


Nordic Innovation, Visionary Retrofitting of Social Housing, 30 Sustainable Nordic Buildings, 2015

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Adam Khan, Ellebo Garden Room, Copenhagen, Domus, 2015


Jantje Engles and Marius Grootveld, More Not Less!, Building Upon Building, 2015


Adam Khan, Open Expression, Architecture Today, 2015


Adam Khan, Emerging Architects, Architectural Review, 2015


Exemplary Housing Estate Regeneration in Europe, Architects Journal, 2015


Re-assessing Local Identity, C3, 2014


Martin Keiding, Ny Orden, Arkitekten, 2014


Dominic Roberts, Seizure Enclosure, Architecture Today, 2014


Adam Khan, Seizure Gallery, AJ Small Projects, 2014


New Landscapes of Wooden Architecture, A+U, 2014


Bat House, PEAR, 2013


Adam Khan, Studio city, Architecture Today, 2013


Ellie Stathaki, Office affair, Wallpaper, 2013


Massimo Curzi, Brockholes Visitor Centre, Domus Green, 2013


Adam Khan, Life Class, Building Design, 2013


Adam Khan, A review of our first seven years making buildings for people, Seven Up, 2013


Extending dwellings out into the courtyard using galleries, Collective Actions, A+T, 2013


Oliver Lowenstein, Surface Detail, Port, 2012


Espaces de Travail - Empire Balcony, Workspaces, D'a Interieurs, 2012


Adam Khan, Inspiration: 'Pouillon made housing with a bit of swagger, showing the opposite of the mean spirited', Building Design, 2012


Technical Surfaces: Empire Studio, Balcony, Building Design, 2012


Claudia Hildner, Die Romantiker, Baumeister, 2012


Adam Khan, Portiques pour forte pente, , 2012


Rowan Moore, Come on in, the water's lovely..., The Observer, 2011


Adam Khan, Brockholes Visitor Centre - consumption, landscape, infrastructure, Quaderns, 2011


Kieran Long, Meet The Future Builders, Evening Standard, 2011


Brockholes Visitor Centre, Detail, 2011


Oliver Wainwright, Brockholes Wetland Nature Reserve, Building Design, 2011


Martin Spring, Brockholes Visitor Centre, Building Design, 2011


Dominic Roberts, Floating signifier, Architecture Today, 2011


Brockholes Visitor Centre, L'architecture d'aujord'hui, 2011


Steve Rose, Get your chic on, The Guardian, 2010


Simone Hübener, New Horizon Youth Centre, Deutsche Bauzitung, 2010


Ellis Woodman, Under one roof, Building Design, 2010


Home from home, Architecture Today, 2010


Irina Davidovici, New Horizon Youth Centre, AMC Moniteur, 2010


Empire Gallery, Building Design, 2008


King's Cross Charette, Architects Journal, 2008



Housing Design Awards 2019, Project Winner

NLA Award: Mixed-Use 2019, Winner

NLA Award: Housing 2018, Winner

NLA Award: Mayor's Prize 2018, Shortlisted

Planning Awards: Best Use of Publicly-Owned Land in Placemaking 2018, Winner

Housing Design Awards 2017, Project Winner

NLA Award: Mayor's Prize 2017, Highly Commended

NLA Award: Culture & Community 2017, Shortlisted

Mies van der Rohe Award 2017, Nominated

RIBA East Award 2017, Shortlisted

Graham Allen Award: Conservation and Design 2016, Winner

Blueprint Award 2015, Shortlisted

RIBA National Award 2014, Winner

MIPIM AR Award: Future Project 2014, Highly Commended

Nordic Built Challenge 2013, Winner

Mies van der Rohe Award 2013, Shortlisted

RICS Awards North West: Leisure and Tourism, Design and Innovation 2012, Project of the Year

Architect of the Year Award: Public Buildings 2012, Winner

RIBA National Award 2012, Winner

Civic Trust Award: Special Award: Sustainability 2012, Winner

Greenbuild Awards: Leisure Buildings 2012, Shortlisted

Building Awards: Sustainability Project of the Year 2012, Winner

Sustain' Award: Architecture and Design 2012, Winner

North West Regional Construction Award 2012, Winner

RIBA Regional Conservation Award 2012, Winner

Wood Awards: Commercial and Public Access 2011, Winner

RIBA National Award 2010, Winner


Arts Council Collection
Bexley Council
Brent Council
Camden Council
Dan Pearson & Huw Morgan
Dan Pearson Studio
Empire Gallery
Garden Museum
Greater London Authority
GX Gallery
Hannah Barry Gallery
Hackney Council
Harrow Council
KAB, Copenhagen
Knight Dragon
Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Laure Prouvost & Nick Aikens
Le Fraysse Mairie
London Legacy Development Corporation
Lorraine Rutt
Lydney Park Estate
Moca Gallery
New Horizon Youth Centre
Newham Council
Peabody Trust
Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens
Planning society Finken & Uhlen
Sevenhills Estates
Southwark Council
Roy Voss
The Arbour Centre
Transport for London
Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Adams & Sutherland
ALN Acoustic Design
Bernd Schmutz
Cathy Hawley
Citizens Design Bureau
Daisy Froud
Dan Pearson Studio
David Grandorge
East Architecture Landscape Urban Design
Fraser Muggeridge
Ioana Marinescu
Jackson Coles
Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects
J&L Gibbons
Lewis Khan
Max Fordham
muf architecture/art
Practice Architecture
Price & Myers
Ritchie + Daffin
Sean Pollock
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
Structure Workshop
Tom Stebbing


45 Vyner Street, London E2 9DQ
Tel.+44 (0)2074039897


Adam Khan Architects is seeking ambitious individuals to work on a range of design-led, mixed-use, socially driven projects. We are interested in receiving applications from talented candidates with experience in architecture, landscape or masterplanning.

Current vacancies include:

Project Architect 

Adam Khan Architects is seeking a Project Architect to join its team on a permanent basis, to deliver various community, education, refurbishment and housing schemes within London.

We are a vibrant, socially engaged, hands-on design practice with an established reputation for built work of sensitivity, elegance and refinement which addresses key issues of our time: social inclusion, sustainability and the vitality of public space.

We are a dedicated, ambitious and sociable team; we encourage a healthy work/life balance and facilitate career development.

Our spacious studio is based in a canal-side warehouse in east London.

You will be a responsible and experienced qualified architect with an understanding of highly crafted architecture. You will be responsible for running projects through all RIBA work stages.  

We are seeking applicants with the following skills and experience:
- team working skills as well as an ability to work well independently
- experience across various work stages
- ability to integrate design, detail, sustainable performance and innovative construction
- ability to review and coordinate drawing packages
- strong technical expertise and knowledge of current construction methods
- knowledge of building and planning regulations
- strong communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with clients, consultants and contractors
- excellent report writing and presentation skills
- proficiency in ArchiCAD (or 3D CAD software) is advantageous
- NBS specification experience is advantageous
- ARB registered or with the intention to become ARB registered

We work collaboratively and openly. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team of committed architects and designers and become an integral part of the practice.  Adam Khan Architects has an exciting breath of upcoming projects through which you can meaningfully contribute to and develop your career.

Competitive salary offered depending on experience.

Adam Khan Architects is an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:
To apply please send your CV and samples of work plus cover letter stating notice period required in hard copy format to Adam Khan Architects, 45 Vyner Street, London E2 9DQ.

Please note we are unable to return any portfolios submitted.