David Adamson


David’s career began in the Royal Engineers, working in many countries until 1986. He was then Director of Estates at the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge until 2005. A visiting professor at UCL and UWE, he was co-founder of the Higher Education Design Quality Forum. David was deputy chair of the Construction Clients Forum and a member of the Construction Industry Board set up by government after the 1994 Latham Review to implement reforms of the industry. A board member of CITB, from 2005-7 he was seconded to the Treasury, tasked with improving construction procurement nationally. Since 2007 he has been a consultant and lecturer in the UK, USA and in other European countries. He was made an Hon FRIBA in 2008. dma23@cam.ac.uk

Portrait by Louis Hellman (made on the occasion of his Honorary Fellowship of RIBA).

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