Drake has always been passionate about music, math, and science. He often struggled, feeling like he was being pulled in two separate directions during high school and his undergraduate studies, ultimately causing him to change his major multiple times between the two different fields. After doing some research, Drake discovered the field that dealt with the science of sound, architectural acoustics, and shortly after, decided to pursue a Master’s in architectural acoustics.
Drake is a lifelong learner. He has always enjoyed learning and trying to understand things from the ground up. One reason he was drawn towards the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry was because there would always be more to learn. He enjoys the challenge of diving deep into a concept until he feels that he has a solid grasp, and can then use his newfound knowledge to help make more educated decisions. All the different AEC disciplines impact each other, and learning the ins and outs of where overlap happens is fascinating.
Acoustics is a relatively young field. Drake is eager to see how ongoing research, especially in topics like sound propagating through HVAC systems, will get implemented into the calculations and models they use in their analyses. Drake enjoys being a part of a newer and growing field because you get to watch and potentially contribute to significant improvement in things like methods, metrics, and standards, and you can grow with your field.
- Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Member
- National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC) Member
“It is exciting staying in the know about research topics and standardization efforts because they will make real impacts to some of the day to day things we do and when changes come they bring deeper understanding of the field.”