Andy Drake

Andy brings over 20 years of residential and commercial architecture experience to Studio VARA, with a particular interest in the honest expression of materials and ideas in built form. He enjoys being a mentor to younger designers and loves encountering the ‘ah-ha’ moments of realizing a great idea while working through a project’s design and details.

Andy was born and raised in Texas, receiving his architecture degree from Texas A&M, and joins the growing Texas expatriate community at Studio VARA. When not designing, he enjoys outdoor adventuring with his family and cooking his way through different cultures with his three kids. He often goes into the East Bay hills for trail runs to balance out all the BBQ he makes in his smoker.