Rob started his career working with the firm of Totten Sims Hubicki in Cobourg, Ontario. Later in his career, Rob was drawn to the challenges in the public sector, and provided leadership and promotion of landscape architecture in five municipalities: Etobicoke, North York, Oakville, Mississauga and the amalgamated City of Hamilton, in Ontario. In his most recent position, Rob served as the Director of Strategic Planning for Hamilton’s Public Works. As Director, Rob led the teams of Landscape Architecture, Waterfront Engineering and Development, Strategic Programmes, Transportation Planning and Operations Support.
Significant projects include the restoration of two Dunington-Grubb projects, conversion of industrial port lands to public open space, a recreational marina, commercial and condominium residential development, as well as several projects recognizing Canada’s military battles.
During his professional career, Rob served as President of both the CSLA and OALA, as well as contributing on numerous conference planning teams and leading as committee chairs. Over the years, Rob has also volunteered for numerous community organizations and charities throughout Halton Region of Ontario.
Rob’s career highlights include: senior management leadership, communication, political and strategic planning experience in community development, urban design, parks planning, recreation, and approval processes. A sampling of awards includes the inaugural CSLA Legacy Award for Gage Park-Hamilton; multiple CSLA regional awards; Ontario Premier’s Award for Accessibility; Urban Design Awards; OALA Public Practice Award and the David Erb Memorial Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service to the OALA.
Currently Rob utilizes his training in strategic planning from York University, in volunteering to assist the OALA, CSLA and the University of Guelph’s Alumni committee with their strategic planning initiatives.