Drew Powers

Drew Powers

Brooklyn, NY, US



Drew grew up in Jackson, Michigan, where his habit of wandering around residential construction sites not only got him into trouble, but also sparked his interest in architecture. He attended Lehigh University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Fraternity and earned a B.A. in Architecture. After graduating Summa cum laude from Lehigh (2008), Drew attended Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.


While earning his M.Arch from Michigan, Drew participated in travel studios in Argentina and Taiwan. Additionally, he taught architectural structures courses for undergraduate and graduate students. Upon graduating with High Distinction from Michigan (2011), Drew received a Graduate Thesis Award for his project Suburbia in Vain: Propagating Viral Vertical Sprawl.

Now residing in Brooklyn, New York, Drew continues to be inspired by architecture, art, design, and the vibrant urban fabric of his new city.



SITU, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Feb 2012 - current

LEESER ARCHITECTURE, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architectural Designer

- Worked on the runner-up design for the renovation of the Moscow
Polytechnic Museum in an invited international competition
- Helped with schematic design of three interior renovation projects

Aug 2011 - Nov 2011

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Graduate Student Instructor

- Assisted in teaching two structures courses
- Taught a weekly recitation, held review sessions, and tutored
students to help them better understand course material

Aug 2010 - May 2011

Architecture Research Office, New York, NY, US, Spring Break Intern

- Contributed to site studies and assisted with building site model
- Aided with the construction of formal study models

Feb 2011 - Feb 2011


University of Michigan, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - May 2011

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2008


Graduate Thesis Award for Architecture, Award


Williams Prize for Architectural Writing, 1st Place


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