Prof. Rob Adams AM

Prof. Rob Adams is the City Architect of Melbourne. He joined City of Melbourne in November 1983 and has had over 46 years’ experience as a practising designer. Rob has a Masters in Urban Design, a Bachelor of Architecture, and in 2016 was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Architecture from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As General Manager – City Design, Rob put into place in 1985 the first comprehensive urban design strategy for the city. Since then, Rob has made a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of central Melbourne. In 2008, Rob was awarded the Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year and the Order of Australia in 2007 for his contribution to Architecture and Urban Design. In 2018, Rob was the recipient of the Australian Institute of Architect’s National President’s Award and has led the City Design team to be the recipients of over 150 international, state and local awards for Design in the Urban Environment.