Mr. Drake Wauters, AIA, CSI/CDT, SCIP

Principal AEC Consultant,
Wauters Design Group

Contact Details

Wauters Design Group
Box NN
McLean, VA
Google Map Icon


Drake Wauters is an AEC consultant. In practice since 1985 on over 35 million square feet of projects and registered since 1989, he has been a technical resource, design discipline integrator, analyst, and risk control adviser on many teams through planning, design, and construction. He has also served as a consultant on building and construction related issues since 1991; worked within architecture, engineering, and construction firms; and spent over 15 years in architecture firm leadership and technical leadership. His education included the architectural technology program of Montgomery College and the architectural program of Kansas State University. He is on numerous committees or advisory boards and a member of numerous related professional organizations focused on design excellence and sustainable policies. Projects have included many technically challenging and design excellence new facilities and modernizations. These include: major institutional, corporate, and government headquarters; state-of-the-art laboratories for three federal agencies and several major universities; new or expanded data centers; communications facilities; clean room facilities; blast hardening; energy shielding; power generation complexes including an historic modernization and expansion project; command and control facilities; over a dozen new US government complexes and many modernizations outside the US; manufacturing and industrial facilities; numerous justice facilities; a key multi-college sector of a new university city in the Arabian Gulf region; medical modernizations and expansions; special projects; as well as technical reviews, quality assurance, condition assessments, forensic solutions, red team exercises, value management studies, and feasibility studies for a wide swath of clientele. Project delivery methods have included design-bid-build, design-build, design-assist, and construction manager led.


  • Accessibility Compliance
  • Agency Consulting / Review / Approval
  • Analysis of Alternates / Substitutions
  • Architectural Design
  • Bidding / Negotiation
  • Code Compliance
  • Construction Defect Analysis
  • Construction Documentation: Drawings
  • Construction Documentation: Specifications
  • Construction Procurement
  • Contract Administration
  • Coordination of Designated Services
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design-Build
  • Energy Analysis and Design
  • Existing Facilities Surveys
  • Expert Witness
  • Facility Evaluation Services
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Lighting Design
  • Maintenance and Operational Programming
  • Marketing Studies
  • Materials Research / Specifications
  • Observation Services
  • Programming
  • Project Administration
  • Research Services
  • Security Evaluation and Planning
  • Site Analysis and Selection
  • Space Schematics / Flow Diagrams
  • Special Bidding
  • Special Building Type Consultation
  • Special Disciplines Consultation
  • Strategic Facility Planning
  • Structural Design
  • Submittal Services
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Value Analysis
  • Warranty Review


  • American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR)
  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
  • Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA)
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
  • Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)
  • International Code Council (ICC), National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Federation of American Scientists (FAS)


  • Sustainable Policies, Efficiency, Integrated Discipline Design, Risk Control, Best Practices, Sound Economics, National Security, Energy and Resource Conservation