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Adam Khan Architects is an award-winning 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.

People

Current Team
Adam Khan, Christiane Felber, Emma Buckley, Francesco Caputi, Hamish Warren, Jack Swanson, Jerry van Veldhuizen, Juliette Scalbert, Loukia Lhomme, Lucy Norfield, Marcos de Sousa, Patrick Fryer, Simon Rott, Ugta Ganbat

Past
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, Frederik Pöll, Frederique Barchelard, Gabriele Gagliardi, Holger Mattes, Hugh Queenan, James Hand, James Hills, Jamie Irving, Joanna Cornwall-Jones, Joaquim Mula, Jonas Altorfer, Jusin Park, Kassy Tremountani, Katja Meyer, Ketan Lad, Laura Hänni, Leila Reese, Lilli Hoikka, Louis Léger, 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, Timo Keller, Theo Thysiades, Tomohiro Fujisawa, Yemi Aladerun

Publications

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

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

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

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The Design District, The Peninsulist, 2017

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

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

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

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Adam Khan, Crown Hotel, Reminiscence, 2016

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Erik Wegerhoff, Flirt mit dem Historischen, Baumeister, 2016

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

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

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

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Adam Khan, Urban Blocks, Book of Copies, 2015

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

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

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

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Adam Khan, Open Expression, Architecture Today, 2015

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Adam Khan, Emerging Architects, Architectural Review, 2015

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Exemplary Housing Estate Regeneration in Europe, Architects Journal, 2015

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Re-assessing Local Identity, C3, 2014

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Martin Keiding, Ny Orden, Arkitekten, 2014

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Dominic Roberts, Seizure Enclosure, Architecture Today, 2014

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Adam Khan, Seizure Gallery, AJ Small Projects, 2014

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New Landscapes of Wooden Architecture, A+U, 2014

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Bat House, PEAR, 2013

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Adam Khan, Studio city, Architecture Today, 2013

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Ellie Stathaki, Office affair, Wallpaper, 2013

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Massimo Curzi, Brockholes Visitor Centre, Domus Green, 2013

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Adam Khan, Life Class, Building Design, 2013

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

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

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Oliver Lowenstein, Surface Detail, Port, 2012

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

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

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

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Claudia Hildner, Die Romantiker, Baumeister, 2012

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Adam Khan, Portiques pour forte pente, , 2012

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

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

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

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Brockholes Visitor Centre, Detail, 2011

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

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Martin Spring, Brockholes Visitor Centre, Building Design, 2011

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Dominic Roberts, Floating signifier, Architecture Today, 2011

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

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

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

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Ellis Woodman, Under one roof, Building Design, 2010

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Home from home, Architecture Today, 2010

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

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Empire Gallery, Building Design, 2008

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King's Cross Charette, Architects Journal, 2008

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Awards

NLA Award: Housing 2018, Winner

NLA Award: Mayor's Prize 2018, Shortlisted

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

The 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 Award 2017, Shortlisted

Graham Allen Award: Conservation and Design 2016, Winner

Blueprint Award 2015, Shortlisted

RIBA Award: National 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

RIBA Award: National 2012, Winner

Architect of the Year Award: Public Buildings 2012, Winner

RIBA Award: Regional Conservation 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

Wood Awards: Commercial and Public Access 2011, Winner

RIBA Award: National 2010, Winner

Clients

Arts Council Collection
Baylight
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
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
Wallpaper*

Collaborators

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
Polimekanos
Price & Myers
Ritchie + Daffin
Sean Pollock
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
Stockdale
Structure Workshop
Tibbalds
Tom Stebbing

Contact

45 Vyner Street, London E2 9DQ
Tel.+44 (0)2074039897
info@adamkhan.co.uk
@AdamKhanArch