Drew is a licensed architect and urban designer and a Principal of rePlan and affiliated firms regionalArchitects and planningAlliance. His work focuses on the design of housing, community facilities, and master plans that meet the needs of rapidly expanding communities. Drew was the lead architect for rePlan’s housing and community plans for the Oyu Tolgoi Mine new town in Mongolia as well as a 5,000 hectare housing and university campus master plan in Novosibirsk, Russia. Drew led regionalArchitects’ Athletes’ Village Master Plan for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games and continues to lead the firm’s housing and institutional building practice areas. He has managed a wide range of residential, institutional, and mixed-use projects, including the 250,000 sq.m. 675 Progress Avenue redevelopment in Toronto, two student residences for Ryerson University, the KACST Photonics Laboratory Building in Riyadh, the Thompson Industrial Skills and Trades Training Centre, and 330 Dupont Street in Toronto.
Drew is a recipient of the Canada Council’s Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners and a past recipient of the Canadian Association of Geographers award. He is a graduate of McGill University (BA Hons. Geography and International Development) and holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto, where he won the Reisman Gold Medal in Design. Drew is a member of the City of Vaughan’s Design Review Panel, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.