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.