Hugh Petter is an architect and urban designer, specializing in traditional design. His work includes new buildings, alterations, extensions and repairs to historic properties, as well as design consultancy and master-planning in Britain, Italy, the Caribbean, North America and Russia.
Hugh graduated from Portsmouth School of Architecture with a Distinction in 1990. He won Rome Scholarships in 1990 and 1991 before returning to London in 1992 to establish the Foundation Course at The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture, where he served as Senior Tutor for six years. After joining ADAM Architecture in 1993, Hugh became a Director in 1997. He regularly publishes articles and essays on architectural subjects and serves periodically as a visiting tutor, governor, and external examiner to several colleges, both in the UK and abroad. Hugh lives in Hampshire with his wife and two children in a listed Georgian house.
As well as being a trustee of the PFBC, Hugh is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an elected Brother of the Art Workers’ Guild and was Chairman of the AWG Trustees from 2006 to 2009. He is a member of the RIBA Planning Group, a member of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) and an elected Member of INTBAU’s International College of Traditional Practitioners. In addition, Hugh is an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism, a member of the Council of Advisors for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA) in New York, and a member of the Fine Arts Faculty of the British School at Rome. He is currently vice-Chairman of The Georgian Group, and serves on the Design Review Panels of the South Downs National Park, and Design South East.