Colin Drake, AIA, LEED AP



Louisville Lexington Architect

Colin Drake, AIA, LEED AP


CONTACT COLIN | Direct: 502-657-5990 Main: 502-583-4697 | LinkedIn

Mr. Drake serves as a project architect on numerous planning and design projects for JRA. He has experience on a variety of building types, working with Owners and other team members to produce successful award winning projects. His exceptional hand graphics and 3-dimensional computer rendering abilities allow him to convey an early understanding of the program solution to our clients. Mr. Drake has a passion for urban design and projects that are accessible to the public. His experience designing libraries, courthouses, schools, and churches have allowed him to explore how to successfully use architecture to engage visitors and improve the quality of life for a community.

Mr. Drake is JRA Louisville’s Intern Development Program coordinator. He also serves as one of the firm’s building information modeling managers, and is currently developing the information model for the University of Louisville Ekstrom Library Renovation and the new Louisville Free Public Library South Central Regional Branch.

Mr. Drake embraces the role of problem solving through every stage of the design and construction process. He seeks to understand the unique preferences of each project stakeholder, and strives to shape the finished building to reflect those qualities. He embraces the opportunity to work with clients, consultants, and contractors to refine the design through construction to deliver a client the most durable, economical, and beautiful solution.


Registered Architect: Kentucky #5994
LEED Accredited Professional 2008


Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University, 2001
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, Ball State University, 2001
Magna Cum Laude

– Colin Drake on the Louisville Free Public Library Southwest

– A Library for All Ages, Colin Drake on the RNN Podcast