Adam is a graduate of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union where he earned a Master of Architecture II degree. He also holds a Master of Architecture degree and a NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Pennsylvania State University, where he received the Paul M. Kossman Thesis Award and the Pohland Travel Fellowship to study public space throughout Europe and the US.  His studies also include five months at the Pantheon Institute in Rome, Italy.

Adam's own research and writing stems from an interest in how distance, representation and mediation inform one’s perception of objects and places. His drawings and writing have been published through The Avery Review, Frame Publishers, Lantern Journal, The Pennsylvania State University Press, and others. He has served as a guest critic at Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, and The Pennsylvania State University.