Warren Adams

Warren Adams

Historical Resources & Cultural Arts Director · Historical Resources & Cultural Arts


Warren Adams serves as the Director of Historical Resources and Cultural Arts for the City of Coral Gables. In this role, he oversees all promotion of the historical heritage of the city through the local historic designation and design review process with educational programs and publications, all management of city-owned historic properties, and maintenance of the archives and collections related to the initial development. Warren joined the city in February of 2022 from the City of Miami, where for three and a half years, he led Miami's Historic Preservation Office as their Preservation Officer.

He brought a wealth of experience in the historic preservation field to our city. Before joining Miami, he established the City of Boynton Beach's Historic Preservation program in his role as Historic Preservation Planner. A position he held for six years. He has held other positions of increasing scope and responsibility in both the private and public sectors, including Executive Director of the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation and Historic Preservation Planner for West Palm Beach and Delray Beach.

Before moving to the U.S. almost two decades ago, he held several positions in the United Kingdom (UK), including Heritage Planner for Historic Scotland, where he utilized GIS mapping software to review Environmental Impact Assessments on the effects of largescale developments on the historic environment and advised builders on alternative project methods to mitigate adverse impacts to historic resources. He also worked as a Surveyor and Project Manager of various landmark properties, where he oversaw rehabilitation projects.

He 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 in the UK.

An acknowledged leader in this field, he is the Former Chair of the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board and the City of Boynton Beach Historic Preservation Ad Hoc Committee. He has been recognized for his commitment to historic preservation receiving the Florida Municipal Achievement Award for "Teaching Your City's History and Heritage" and the Boynton Beach Historical Society Achievement Award.