2020 President’s Award of Recognition

The 2020 President’s Award of Recognition was presented to


in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the advancement of land economics

The President’s Award of Recognition for the Simcoe Chapter of Lambda Alpha International was presented to Robert Glover at the Virtual AGM held on January 12, 2021.

Many of you know Robert in his professional capacity as a pioneering and leading urban designer both in the public and private sectors. Robert is married to a wonderful lady named Martha and has three remarkable adult children named Jenifer, Michael and Hannah.

Robert was trained as an architect and received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto in 1975. He practiced as a planner and urban designer for 40 years before retiring in January 2020. He first started his career as a planner with the former City of Toronto in 1980 including working in the Waterfront and Railway Lands Section. In 1988, he became the urban design co-ordinator for the Ataratiri Development Project and then he became the Senior Urban Designer for the former City of Toronto in what was called the Architecture and Urban Design Division. He was also the Manager of Urban Design from 1993 to 1998. Robert was also a consultant to the Sustainable Santiago Chile Project. He became the first Director of Urban Design in 1998 for the amalgamated City of Toronto and then in 2001 he made the foray into private practice first at IBI Group and then starting in 2004 as a partner at Bousfields. To Robert’s credit he played a significant role in building the urban design group at Bousfields.

As many of you know Robert worked a number of high profile projects in the GTA including a number in Downtown Toronto including the Four Seasons project, Market Wharf and One St. Thomas to just name a few. For over a decade, Robert was likely the busiest urban design witness and was involved in many OMB/LPAT hearings.

Robert was inducted into LAI in 2002 and has always been an active member including being on the Board of Directors. Robert also had the prestigious honour of being made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Institute of Architects in 2013.

Lastly, Robert always enjoyed teaching and starting in 2001 he came back to teach at his alma mater becoming an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.

We congratulate Robert on receiving this well deserved award and honour.