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.
Registrations and Certifications
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
Farmers Market Pavilion
Grant County Judicial Center
Grayson County Judicial Center
Hancock County Judicial Center
St. Peter the Apostle
Livingston County Judicial Center
Meadowview Funeral Pavilion
Nelson County Judicial Center
St. Michael's Catholic Church
Southwest Free Public Library