Rick Drake, AIA Joins Perkins Eastman as Principal

Rick_Drake_AIAExperience in Healthcare, Science, and Education to Complement Firm’s Growing International Practice and West Coast Presence

NEW YORK — The Executive Committee of top international design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman recently announced that F. Bradford (Rick) Drake AIA has joined the firm as a Principal. Based in the firm’s Oakland, CA office, Drake joins Managing Principal Leslie Moldow and Principal Dan Akol to continue Perkins Eastman’s growth on the West Coast, while contributing to the firm’s growing international practices in healthcare, science, and education. He will also focus his efforts on Washington, DC pursuing work within the federal government.

Drake joins Perkins Eastman from Stantec where he most recently served as a Vice President and the practice leader for architecture in the Western US. He has extensive hospital and university design experience, and brings an international perspective to best practice discussions. He has extensive involvement with large and complex design/build projects in Europe and Canada. Drake’s work comprises major clients including NIH, the VA, Emory, the University of Oxford and the University of California Davis, among others.

Says Bradford Perkins FAIA, Chairman and CEO of Perkins Eastman, “Rick Drake is a worthy addition to the firm’s national leadership in healthcare, science, and education. His commitment to design excellence and experience in many of Perkins Eastman’s core practice areas will serve as a fitting complement to our growing international practice.”

Drake holds a BA from Tulane University, a BArch Cum Laude from Syracuse, as well as an MBA from Syracuse.  He has also done postgraduate work at Harvard University in laboratory design. He is a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Society of College & University Planners (SCUP), and American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE). Rick’s work has been recognized with numerous design awards and publication in national design magazines.

About Perkins Eastman

Perkins Eastman is among the top architecture and design firms in the world. The firm prides itself on progressive and inventive design that meets client goals and enhances the human experience. Because of its depth and range, Perkins Eastman works seamlessly with developers and owners on assignments from niche buildings to complex projects that enrich whole communities. Projects range from high-end residential, commercial, hotels, retail, office buildings, and corporate interiors, to schools, hospitals, museums, senior living and public sector facilities. In 2010, Perkins Eastman announced it would merge with Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects (EE&K), significantly strengthening both practices with an international total of nearly 600 employees. Perkins Eastman provides award-winning design through its domestic offices in New York, NY; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; and Stamford, CT; and internationally in Dubai, UAE; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Mumbai, India; Shanghai, China; and Toronto, Canada.

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Posted January 11, 2011

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