City of Coral Gables Names New Director of Historical Resources and Cultural Arts

Warren Adams has been appointed Director of Historical Resources and Cultural Arts for the City of Coral Gables. Adams brings with him more than two decades of expertise in the historic preservation field, most recently serving as the City of Miami’s Historic Preservation Officer. In this new role he will be responsible for managing the City’s historic preservation program and properties and the Cultural Grants and Art in Public Places programs.

“Warren has a wealth of experience in both the private and public sectors that will enhance our efforts to protect the City’s history, support cultural organizations, and bring new public art to our City Beautiful,” said City Manager Peter Iglesias. “We are confident that his knowledge of best practices both regionally and globally will strengthen our City’s programs, and we are excited to welcome him to our team.”

Prior to his role at the City of Miami, Adams established the Historic Preservation Program at the City of Boynton Beach. He also served as Executive Director of the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation, and Historic Preservation Planner for West Palm Beach. Before moving to the U.S., he held positions in the United Kingdom, including Heritage Planner for Historic Scotland and project manager for various historic properties, overseeing their rehabilitation.

Adams has also held voluntary leadership roles, having served as Chair of both the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board and City of Boynton Beach Historic Preservation Ad Hoc Committee.

Adams holds a Master of Arts in Conservation Studies from the University of York, a Bachelor of Science in Land Economics from the University of Paisley, and a Certificate in Building Construction and Management from the Glasgow College of Building.

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3 thoughts on “City of Coral Gables Names New Director of Historical Resources and Cultural Arts

  1. Welcome Mr. Adams to the Beautiful City, and Congratulations on your new position.
    I support Mr. Gonzalez and many more that are disappointed with the “Sculptures ” at the traffic intersections of Segovia and Biltmore Way/ Coral Way.
    We know that the City commissioners signed a Contract for not only agreed to pay a tremendous amount of taxpayers money for them, but also to pay for removal or transfer the “Sculptures” to a more appropriate place.
    This issue is so important to many of us who love Coral Gables that it should be brought up for an election, and this should settle the matter once and for all.
    Regards,
    G. Fernandez

  2. Welcome Mr. Adams and Congratulations on your new job.
    I´ve been a resident of Coral Gables since 1988 and have seen how our city has grown and has been a favorite place for many to live in.
    Now that you are the new Director of Historical Resourses and Cultural Arts want to ask you if you can help me find a black and white photograph that (I think) came from your department. It is hung on a wall at the Urgent Care on US 1 in front of UM . There is a photograph of Miracle Mile showing the stores in the 1950´s. That one has one store that stands out more than the others which is Lorraine Bootery, 239 Miracle Mile. That used to be my father´s store when he bought it from the original owners in 1969. About 5-6 years ago I went to your department and spoke with Amanda Gonzalez LeVasser and showed her my interest in this photograph so that I could buy a copy for my family archives, but I got negative results. No one has been able to help me in this aspect and that´s why I am reaching out to you.

  3. Hope you don’t like the horrible so-called sculptures that the City has installed at traffic circles. Mr Merritt would vomit if he saw them.

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