President 2020-22 AIA Canada, a strategist who builds consensus for action, Adam is a focused leader who knows how to detect, adjust and correct ambiguity. He has over 24 years of broad and comprehensive experience in private, public, education and not-for-profit sectors, within continental Europe, Middle East, Africa and North America, including the High Arctic.
At present, Adam is the Director Capital Assets Portfolio with the Government of Alberta where he is leading and holds accountability of $7B in assets. He had worked on or managed a wide range of projects at all scales on the planning, design and construction of communities ranging in size from 750 to 1,650,000 inhabitants. He has conducted regional plans, community plans, zoning codes, design guidelines, and more than 70 architectural and land development projects.
A multilingual author, Adam is an expert advisor to the Metropolis International Institute, as part of the World Association of the Major Metropolises, the voice of local government before the United Nations and the international community. Looking to the future generation, he has taught urbanism, architecture and landscape architecture during his 5-year tenured appointment with an European university.
After a six year integrated B.Arch. & M.Arch. professional Degree in Architecture accredited by RIBA, Adam received a Post-Graduate diploma in Heritage and Conservation. Subsequently, he earned a Masters in Urban Planning with a focus on community revitalization through urban design and a Masters in Civil Engineering. To overcome the complexity of sustainably developing and managing large eco-friendly infrastructures, Adam completed a PhD Degree ‘Cum Laude’ in Urban History in a Global Context.
Adam is a regulated member in good standing of eight professional organizations in five countries, including the Canadian Institute of Planners, Ordre des Urbanistes du Québec, the Alberta Professional Planners Institute, the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, the Royal Institute of British Architects, Ordre des Architectes Français, and the American Institute of Architects.