Granular materials are collections of discrete, solid particles ranging from nano- to macro-scopic scales. They are known to adapt their properties, such as shape and stiffness, to the environment. However, due to their disordered and amorphous nature, their applications are limited in cases where regularity and structural orders are required. In this talk, I will present how granular materials can be arranged in ordered lattices and architected structures, while maintaining their adaptive functionalities. In the first part, I will introduce an ultrathin free-standing membrane self-assembled from nanocrystalline colloids. This nanometer-thick membrane could adapt its mechanical properties to the environment and shape-morph into 3D structures with an external stimuli. In the second part, I will discuss adaptive energy absorption materials by incorporating macroscopic granular materials in architected foam lattices. The stiffness and damping properties of these composite foams can be tuned to minimize damage at varying impact energies. These works open opportunities for developing architected soft matter with adaptive functionalities in different aspects.