Drew Adams graduated with a professional Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo where he additionally received a Minor in Geography and specialization in Urban Design. Drew recently finished his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Toronto completing his thesis under the supervision of George Baird.

During his studies, Drew has been the recipient of numerous awards for leadership, academics and design achievement. Notable among these are: the Irving Grossman Thesis Prize for ‘excellence and innovation in the final design thesis in the area of multiple-unit housing and on the basis of professional promise'; the William S. Goulding Memorial Award for achievement in architectural history and theory; being named to the RAIC Honour Roll and notably the honour of being named an inaugural John H. and Myrna Daniels Scholar.

Professionally, Drew’s experience is diverse having worked across architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and urban design on wide ranging projects with such firms as Janet Rosenberg + Associates, Brook McIlroy Urban Planning & Design / PACE Architects, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects and presently with Toronto-based, LGA Architectural Partners (formerly Levitt Goodman). In addition, Drew is a frequent guest critic and has taught at University of Waterloo and is currently teaching at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

Outside of this, Drew has received considerable recognition in numerous international design competitions having been distinguished in seven over the past four years. As a result, his work has been included in a variety of local and international publications including: The Toronto Star, Spacing Magazine, the John Wiley & Sons book Design for Flooding, FORM Magazine, Landscapes I Paysages, Landscape Architecture China and the Ontario Planning Journal in addition to being widely exhibited.