Drew Adams

Adjunct Lecturer


Drew Adams (M.Arch 2011) is a designer with a background spanning architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. He is an associate at LGA Architectural Partners in Toronto, with nearly 10 years experience leading innovative and high-profile public interest design projects. This includes affordable housing projects like Eva’s Phoenix to the Evergreen Brick Works carbon neutral Kiln Building while his own speculative work has been distinguished in numerous international design competitions. This work has received recognition ranging from the Mies Crown Hall America’s Prize nomination to material innovation awards and publication features ranging from Fast Company to Architectural Record. Drew recently co-authored a series for Azure on design and climate change, is a frequent speaker and guest critic, and occasional adjunct professor. He received the Irving Grossman Prize in 2011 for his final thesis on innovative and sustainable housing design. In 2020, Drew was named recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Emerging Architect Award.