Adrian Westmacott


Adrian graduated from the Welsh School of Architecture and has worked for the practice since 1996.  He was appointed Associate Director in 2006.

Adrian has a wide range of experience,  having played key roles in many of Dixon Jones’ recent built projects. He has also been responsible for a number of large feasibility studies for complex central London sites including Marylebone Square for the Howard de Walden Estate, and St James’s Square.

Adrian has a particular interest in high-density residential and mixed-use buildings, and their contribution to place-making and the culture of cities.  In the work of the practice this theme often recurs in combination with requirements for either a highly responsive design to a sensitive city site or creative reuse of Listed buildings.

Adrian is currently project director on the redevelopment of 55-93 Knightsbridge, a grade II listed building in central London.

At Dixon Jones, Adrian has experience throughout the design and construction phases of arts, education and commercial projects with a variety of different procurement approaches. He has contributed to detailed design and contract stages of the Saïd Business School (both phases), National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery.

Adrian was project architect for two large university buildings, gaining experience working with multi-headed client and user groups, through stages of briefing, design, and procurement. With UCL’s Institute of Cultural Heritage project, this involved developing the teaching, archive and exhibition brief through to planning, Heritage Lottery funding, and detailed design for a new building on a confined site within a Conservation Area.