Educated at Sevenoaks School, obtained honours degree in Civil Engineering at Portsmouth Polytechnic. Graduated 1978. Experience divided between consulting engineers and civil engineering contractors - Taylor Woodrow Construction and Johnston Construction (Redhill, Surrey). Associate with London consulting engineers Price & Myers assisting Robert Myers before starting Adrian Cox Associates in October 1992. Projects included Brasenose College Oxford, Papermill Court (Project leader for 9 storey 52 Apartment Block in London's Docklands), entrance and weighbridge complex for H J Heinz, Harlesden together with extensive involvement in domestic housing design and repair of defects.
Adrian has also tested industry leading software, and the practice now runs the only building based suite of programmes for three dimensional design available worldwide using finite element analysis. This was used for the design of Harbour Ridge - a 9 storey, 36 apartment block with basement parking in Portsmouth, and his endorsement of the system was featured in an advertising campaign in the Structural Engineer on 4 February 2003.
Extensive experience in conservation - co-author of Article in SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) News February 1993 on repair to Wren trusses at the Old Royal Observatory Greenwich (see press). He has also worked on projects at Knole House and Watts Gallery including assessment of the gesso sculpture Physical Energy.
Major church projects include St Mary's Stone where the architect received the King of Prussia's gold medal, major grouting of a church tower at St Saviour's Westgate, and stabilising of a church tower at St Peter and St Paul's Trottiscliffe.
Adrian has also worked on conservation projects for Railtrack including Hove station, and designed pile repair steelwork for Hastings Pier. The steelwork was floated to the pier head and installed by divers before being connected by epoxy resin pumped underwater. This work was discussed with the Duke of Gloucester during his visit in 2002.