Adrian Cox Associates was formed in 1992 with the aim of being a centre of excellence for structural engineering design and conservation of historic buildings with civil engineering design in a building context. Success in building conservation was to be assisted by full involvement in new build work in order to benefit from the latest techniques such as advances in computer software. This is in contrast to some other specialists in this field who work only on historic buildings.
Adrian Cox and Nigel Sherratt were associates at Price and Myers, before Adrian Cox Associates was formed.
Since then the practice has worked on many award winning conservation projects including Watts Gallery, Knole House, St Mary's Church, Stone, St Peter's Church, Oare, and All Saints Westbere For the latter three projects, the architect received The King of Prussia's Gold Medal in 2004, and 2013.
Other successful projects include the Tate Gallery and Natural History Museum. ACA are appointed as designers for the Hintze Hall project involving suspension of a Blue Whale skeleton from the Victorian roof girders.
The practice has worked on a variety of successful new build projects including Eltham College and Harbour Ridge - a 9 storey, 36 apartment block with basement parking in Portsmouth. Contemporary design involving glass and timber has led to distinctive stairs and balustrades (Hertford), and jewellery and perfume outlets in Selfridges and Harrods, London.
We have built up a reputation for accurate diagnosis of structural defects, and a willingness to apply original solutions to problems where appropriate. Expertise in the use of the latest computer software - particularly in the conservation context is also a distinctive feature.