Architect Robert Adam: A Place at the Table

Daniel Hautzinger
Robert Adam's Sackler Library at Oxford. (Courtesy of ADAM Architecture)
Robert Adam's Sackler Library at Oxford. (Courtesy of ADAM Architecture)

Every year, the Richard H. Driehaus Prize " is awarded to a living architect whose work embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact." Since 2011, WTTW and host Geoffrey Baer have explored the life and work of the award winners in a half-hour documentary and accompanying website. This year, Architect Robert Adam: A Place at the Table, which spotlights the 2017 winner, premieres Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 pm, with several repeat broadcasts. You can also watch it online, on the companion website.

On that website, you can also: explore Adam's career, from his contrarian school days to his ascendance as one of Britain's premier traditional architects; view photos of his some of his most significant buildings; relive Geoffrey Baer's experience making the show in an image-rich travel diary; watch web-exclusive interviews; and more.  

Host Geoffrey Baer and Driehaus Prize winner Robert Adam. (Tiddy Maitland-Titterton)Host Geoffrey Baer and Driehaus Prize winner Robert Adam. (Tiddy Maitland-Titterton)

Driehaus Prize
Robert Adam
Geoffrey Baer