Adam is an internationally acclaimed designer, builder, and researcher of nature-based play spaces, and the founder of Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds. Adam has traveled globally to advocate for children’s rights to nature play, and to design spectacular natural parks and playgrounds.
His resume in the natural playground industry is unparalleled; highlights include creating campuses for nature play in Jakarta following attacks by ISIS, and redeveloping the baby panda exhibit for the Toronto Metro Zoo.
Adam lives and works at the forefront of the movement to connect children to nature. His bold, charismatic personality sets the tone for the entire company, and he’s at his happiest when he’s pushing executives, municipal managers, and educators out of their comfort zones.
He sits on numerous advisory committees, including the Canadian Standards Association Playground Safety Standard writing committee, Parliamentary Commission on Urban Conservation and the Systematic Literature Review on Risky Outdoor Play. His work is accessible, natural and fun.
Known for his wit and humour as a public speaker, Adam invites us to shed our inhibitions and play in the mud. He is the proud husband of Jill Bienenstock, and father of two sons, Sam and Leo. He sneaks off to northern Ontario when he needs to immerse himself in nature; he believes it’s one of the most beautiful places on earth.