Rob Adamson is a partner at DIALOG. As a Calgary native, Rob is passionate about contributing to the built environment to enrich the quality of life Calgarians lead. Over the course of his career he has led DIALOG’s most complex large-scale projects, which have significant community importance.

Rob's breadth of experience is demonstrated in his award-winning projects spanning many sectors including healthcare, institutional and civic buildings. His leadership is demonstrated through successful projects such as the Calgary New Central Library, recently named one of the World’s Greatest Places 2019. Rob’s other recent project experience includes the new $1.2B Calgary Cancer Centre, where he was executive in charge, and a member of the project steering committee. Rob was Principal in Charge of the YYC International Facilities project and guided the project and the consultant teams from start to finish.

Rob has proven over the last 30 year of practice that he is a team builder, a skillful steward of project and team culture, and is a hands-on active participant in all phases of project delivery from concept through to construction completion. Rob is accessible and always available to our clients and the project team and is an effective and direct communicator.



  • Master of Environmental Design, Architecture University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Geography, Physical Geography University of Victoria