Adam is a PhD student in the history and theory of architecture at Harvard University. His research explores how representation, mediation, and technology inform or misinform our perception of the built environment, particularly from the early 20th century through the postwar period. His work has been published through Log, The Avery Review, The Cooper Union, Applied Research & Design, and others.

Adam also holds a Master of Architecture II degree with a focus in Urban Studies from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union. as well as a Master of Architecture degree in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture (HTC) and a NAAB-accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree from The Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State, he received the Paul M. Kossman Thesis Award and the Pohland Fellowship to study public space throughout Europe and the United States. His studies also include five months at the Pantheon Institute in Rome, Italy.