Drake has spent the last 6 years developing a wide variety of skills focused in the design field. As an Architectural Intern, Drake aided in the design of a range of projects such as office buildings, courthouses, and high schools. After graduating cum laude with her Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2011, she was hired as a designer for a Themed Entertainment company where she supervised a 45,000 SF adventure-based attraction for a year before being promoted to a Lead Designer. As a Lead Designer she managed the standards for multiple attractions, encouraged communication between her team and the necessary departments, ensured accuracy for vendors and organized weekly tasks in addition to drafting the necessary information. She is currently working at a firm specializing in healthcare. Her current duties and responsibilities include schematic design layouts, meeting with clients, construction administration in addition to drafting from the SD level of the project through the 100% CD city submittal process.
Boulder Associates Architects, Sacramento, CA, US, Architect Intern II
With a focus in healthcare and ADA compliant designs, specifically cancer centers, surgery centers and outpatient services. 100% Revit designed and drafted. Experience in master planning, concept sketching, design development, construction documentation and construction administration.
RIVA Creative USA, Pasadena, CA, US, Showset Designer
Rubicon Group Holding, Los Angeles, CA, US, Lead Designer
Manage team members, ensure accuracy and communication between all facets of design (art-technical-architect-project management), space planning, schematic design, scenic treatment, liaison with technical and scenic vendors, coordination with overall project design, ensure proper standards and guidelines.
Rubicon Group Holding, Los Angeles, CA, US, CAD Designer, Showset Designer
Show Set Designer and Lead CAD Designer on a 50,000 square-foot, adventure-based attraction that is part of a larger, overall project. Schematic level design through construction and production level.
Williams + Paddon Architects + Planners, Architectural Intern
My time at W + P was very valuable. As an intern I was given the opportunity to experience a variety of situations and accomplish different tasks. I have drawn CAD details and drawings, put page layouts together, and designed many exterior plazas. I followed a project from design development to construction phase where I was able to do weekly site visits with the lead architect. I worked with many different architects and projects where my role ranged from detailing CAD drawings to interior sample categorizing to project assistant to model builder. I also was able to work with not only architects, but also interior designers and urban planners. I enjoy being challenged and finding a solution to difficult situations or problems.
Woodbury University, BArch, Architecture
AIA Henry Adams Award for Second Highest Academic Standing in Graduating Class, Award
Degree Project Theory and Ideology Award, Award
I was awarded the theory and ideology award based on my thesis degree project, Entrails of Testaccio.
Woodbury University Grand Critique 2010, Faculty Choice, Award
The “Grand Critique” is a Woodbury University annual event where three architecture students are chosen to display a culmination of their work to fellow students and are given the opportunity to critique the university’s curriculum. One student is chosen by the faculty, another student is chosen by their fellow classmates and on student is chosen based on their GPA.
AIASFV/ Joel Jaffee, AIA & Robin Jaffee, AIA Scholarship Award, Award
This award accompanied the Grand Critique award.