PROF. ROBERT ADAMS
M.Urban Design, B.Arch AIA PIA
Director of Design & Urban Environment, City of Melbourne, VICTORIA
Through this portfolio, in 1985 Rob put in place the first comprehensive urban design strategy for the city. He has guided its implementation from strategic vision and implemented projects such as the City’s revitalisation project, Postcode 3000, Swanston Street, QV, Birrarung Marr, Queensbridge Precinct, Turning Basin and CH2.
This comprehensive program over two decades is unique and has seen a reversal in the way the city is both perceived and as it functions. Rob’s division has received over 70 state and national awards for design excellence. Recent awards include:
2006 - Places for People - Research Award (EDRA, USA)
2005 - Australian Award for Urban Design - Places for People
2005 - United Nations - World Environment Day 2005 - CH2
2004 - RAIA - Josephn Reed Award - Birrarung Marr
2003 - RAIA Presidents Award 2003 - City Edge Conference Series
2003 - Lighting Design Awards - CBD Lighting Srategy
2002 - RAIA - Joseph Reed Award - Vending and Amenity Facilities
2001 - AIPM Restoration - Melbourne Town Hall Organ
2000 - RAIA Walter Burley Griffin Award - RMIT Urban Spaces
He has been a visiting lecturer at RMIT and Melbourne University and in June 2004, the University of Melbourne recognised Rob's contribution to the University and the city with the title of Professorial Fellow within the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.