Robert Adam

1728-92

ARCHITECT

Robert Adam is renowned for his fine buildings, both public and private, in classical style throughout Britain. In Edinburgh his works include Register House, the north side of Charlotte Square, and Edinburgh University Old College. The magnificent Hopetoun House, at Queensferry, has been described as Scotland's greatest Adam mansion.
Adam, who was born in Kirkcaldy, regularly worked in conjunction with his architect brothers, John, James and William. They were responsible for much Georgian development in London, particularly town housing that took the form of elegant terraces.
Robert became architect to George III, and with James designed a number of important mansions in different parts of the country. Robert Adam is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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