Phone: 703-626-5748
Email: drake@wauters.com

Drake Wauters

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Supporting Project Excellence

Wauters Design Group, LLC provides building design and construction support for architects, engineers, constructors, and program managers throughout the world. We specialize in helping create and finalize specifications, design details, research options, and project and condition analyses, and in reviewing design and construction submissions. The principal Drake Wauters has provided services on more than 30 million square feet of buildings and has been a licensed architect since 1989 and led Wauters Design Group since 1999. We have the range of skills and the responsiveness to support a wide array of project types and delivery methods.

Who We Are

The owner and principal Drake Wauters is a dynamic and thoughtful technical architect in practice since college in 1985.  He excels at intensive and innovative architecture and multidisciplinary solutions and has worked extensively as a consultant and in the field. He has held senior architectural roles since 1990, as well as ownership and firm leadership roles since 1997.  He is a resourceful and responsive planner, architect, analyst, and manager with an expert ability at putting buildings together, expressing designs, managing risk, finding solutions, and streamlining construction. At Wauters Design Group, LLC, we are well-suited to support professional organizations with established reputations for excellence.

Association/Institute Member:

American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC Chapter 

American Society for Quality

American Society for Testing and Materials

Building Enclosure Council

Built Environment Education

Construction Specifications Institute, DC Chapter

Illuminating Engineers Society

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

International Code Council

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

National Fire Protection Association

National Institute of Building Sciences

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Society of American Military Engineers, DC Chapter

Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice

Current Committee/Advisory Groups:

AIA KC Technical Design for Building Performance (TDBP) – Advisory Group Chair 2014-2015 / Co-Founder

AIA / Wiley Architectural Graphic Standards 12th Edition - Advisory Board (Strategy)

AIA MasterSpec Architectural Review Committee - Alternate Member

ASTM Subcommittee E06.55 on Performance of Building Enclosures

Built Environment Education (BEEnow) – Interim Chair / Co-Founder

CWCC / Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (DOE Better Buildings Initiative) - Advisory Board

GSA Green Building Advisory Committee

   Energy Use Index - Transportation Energy Task Group - Co Chair

   Green Leasing Task Group - Member

NIBS National BIM Standard-United States - Project Committee Member