Adam undertook his architectural education at the prestigious Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff). He gained a commendation for his final degree work and was awarded the Eisteddfod trophy in recognition for his creative architecture and design.
Following his commendation at Part II, he joined John Pardey Architects by invitation from the director. Specialising in one-off private residential houses, Adam honed his skills in detailing and coordinating the delivery of modern contemporary houses. Two of the projects he worked on were nominated for RIBA awards. He also worked on mixed use developments, schools and healthcare projects.
After completing his RIBA Part III at Oxford Brookes University he worked in a handful of practices that specialised in modern, ecological and sustainable buildings, and he was hooked.
Adam moved to Design Engine Architects who specialise in connecting sites, activities and their inhabitants through buildings. Here he worked in a senior role within the architectural team to deliver a new University building, giving Adam experience of working very closely with a variety of consultants at a high level of complex architecture.
Here he was promoted to Services Coordinator for the new Oxford Brookes University development which achieved a mid-list place on the Sterling Prize. This development achieved BREEAM excellence with integrated and efficient designing.
Then in 2011 he achieved his dream and set up the Adam Knibb Architectural practice focussing on creating beautiful buildings that benefit the environment, people and whole life costs.