Elizabeth Adams Director

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Liz initially graduated from the Architectural Association in 1990, working for several London practices, before setting up in practice with Graeme Sutherland. Adams and Sutherland were formally established in 2001.

She combined practice with academic work, teaching at the Architectural Association, and as visiting lecturer at London Metropolitan and Brighton University and continued to be involved with academic life through lecturing, and acting as an external examiner, most recently at Westminster University and previously at the AA and universities of Brighton and East London.

From her wide experience in delivering public projects, both buildings and landscapes she has developed a sensitive approach to matching the requirements of public sector clients alongside the needs of project users. She has acted as lead director in projects on which she has acted including Chandos community centre, Lowlands performance space and landscape, Kyle of Sutherland Community Hub, Poplar Works and Ocean Green.

Liz acted as a design advisor to the GLA for 7 years, working closely with Design for London and the GLA on urban strategies and public spaces. She has since acted as a design advisor to the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

In addition to leading on several of our community buildings, she has been responsible for renovations and extensions of Grade II Listed buildings in and around London and has completed the RIBA conservation registration course.

She has recently acted as an expert witness on townscape, urban design, and architectural quality, for LB of Southwark on a case currently in progress. She gave evidence for the GLA’s successful refusal of permission for the proposed Tulip in the City of London, and before that acted for RB of Greenwich in a large planning inquiry, which was successful for the borough.