Rob Adams

Rob Adams is the Director of City Design at the City of Melbourne and a member of the Urbanization Council of the World Economic Forum.

Rob and his team have been the recipients of over 120 local, national and international awards including, on four occasions, receiving the Australian Award for Urban Design. Rob was also awarded the Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award in 2008 and the Order of Australia in 2007 for his contribution to Architecture and Urban Design.

With over 40 years experience as an Architect, Urban Designer and 30 years at the City of Melbourne, Rob has produced a large number of strategic urban design solutions and projects in addition to design-research based urban projects and strategies, and has attracted over 100 state and national awards for excellence. Some key projects include CH2 Australia’s first 6 Star Green Commercial Office Building, Birrarung Marr, Swanston Street, City Square, Sandridge Bridge, East Melbourne Library, Urban Forest Strategy and the City of Melbourne Street Furniture range.