Professor Rob Adams
Director City Design at the City of Melbourne
Date: Friday 6 February 2015
TIme: 12:30 pm for 12:40 pm
Venue: The Kelvin Club 14-30 Melbourne Place
With over 40 years experience as an Architect and Urban Designer and 30 years at the City of Melbourne, Rob has made a significant contribution to the rejuvenation of Melbourne. He and his team have been the recipients of over 120 Local, National and International Awards including on 4 occasions receiving the Australian Award for Urban Design.
Rob has also been 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. 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 and the City of Melbourne Street Furniture range to name but a few.
Rob is currently working on design and planning strategies to accommodate future population growth within Melbourne’s existing metropolitan boundaries. He lectures at RMIT and at the University of Melbourne, where he has been a Professorial Fellow since 2004.
His current interests concern the health and sustainability of the Metro city and he has published extensively on the subject of ‘Transforming Cities for a Sustainable Future’.