Born in Nebraska, the son of two traveling ministers, Adam was raised in multiple rural communities throughout the Midwest. As a teenager, while working for a pair of chefs in Denver, he started designing theatrical sets for a local troupe. Soon after, he began a formal education culminating in a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Cornell University.
Today Adam's work straddles the disciplines of art and architecture. As an architect, he is externally directed by ideas about site, program, function, and structure. As an artist, he is directed by a series of internal benchmarks. There is a poetic nature to our built environment. Adam's art installation and architectural studies constantly try to reevaluate the most basic assumptions about what we build, why we build and how it affects our daily lives.