Allan T Adams FSAI


Semi retired illustrator specialising in historical buildings, urban sketching and topograohical views.

I retired from Historic England (formerly English Heritage) in 2016, having workd on a range of projects illustrating historic buildings of all periods. Much of my work included reconstruction drawings, bringing ordinary buildings back to life as well making measured drawings for record purposes.  Since retirement I have turned my attention to urban sketching and topographical studies.

I have been illustrating historic buildings since 1981 creating drawn records for archive purposes, illustrating books and other publications. My long experience of illustrating historic buildings led to my election as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2008.


  • Illustrator
    • 2d plans & elevations
    • Exteriors
    • Interiors


  • Watercolour
  • Line & wash
  • Marker, pen & ink
  • Pencil, pastel, graphite


For #IronworkThursday the balcony on the first floor. #pencil #drawing - 10h ago
Celebration time, it's finished! The Grand Hotel aka North Eastern Railway Company HQ. Miss passing here on my way… - 10h ago
@oc1863 Was it luck or fate that saw it stitched up into a sketchbook that I bought? 😉 - 1 Oct
@oc1863 An interesting perspective. Not sure the paper would totally agree, it got a bit of a pounding in some area… - 1 Oct