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nicholas adams

Nicholas has worked for more than twenty years in Europe and Central Europe and has lived in France for eight years. Working for British investors his projects have ranged in cost from £20K to £40M. For the most part his experience has been with existing buildings many of which have been listed and are of historical, cultural or architectural importance. For the past seven years Adams Gautier has been involved in projects covering mid west France including barn conversions, upgrading existing houses, converting farm buildings and creating spaces for commercial use.

renovation / conversions

We have concentrated on renovation projects and conversions however, we have also worked for clients wanting new homes. Since living in France, Nicholas has converted several barns into holiday homes and renovated an old farmhouse carrying out both architectural and much of the building work himself. This gives him a particular understanding of many of our clients’ needs.

european experience

Before moving to France he worked for four years in the Czech Republic where jobs included three medical centres (including two paediatric clinics and a polyclinic for Unicare in Prague) winning a competition to create a care home Headquarters for the Sue Ryder Foundation also in Prague (this was a 15th century monastery now restored and converted to look after 50 residents including a restaurant and shop). In Britain his projects have included residential, commercial, mixed developments and various hotels. Methods of construction have varied from using master craftsmen to fast track system build.

Nicholas Adams – BA Hons Arch Oxford Dip PLC Architectural Registration Board No 055178c. D.E.P.O. Ordre d’Architecture Numero Regional 837 Numero National 47797
Siret Number 444 249 593 00013 - APE 742A


olivier gautier

Nicholas Adams of Adams Gautier is sad to announce the tragic death of Olivier Gautier. We would be grateful if you would follow the link to for future information regarding the practice.

Nicholas Adams says "Olivier was very kind and encouraging when I began work as an English architect in France. Since 2000 we have completed several impressive projects together and his input will be greatly missed."