November 29th, 2019

Drew Hauser named RAIC Board of Directors: Regional Director, Ontario Southwest

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Drew Hauser, Director of New Business and Design at mcCallumSather, has been announced as RAIC Board of Directors: Regional Director, Ontario Southwest.

Drew has been a part of the design profession for over 20 years, working in Vienna, Toronto and now Hamilton. During his career he has actively advanced and raised the profile of architecture, sustainability and heritage design to the broader public through his involvement with Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, Ontario Association of Architects, American Institute of Architects and leading award-winning design teams.

Through consistent lobbying efforts, Drew spearheaded the initiative for OAA to host their annual convention in Hamilton in 2015–an event that showcased local talent to the architectural community across Ontario. During his tenure as the Chair of the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects, Drew worked to creatively connect the diverse and vibrant community, resulting in significant increases in membership and increasing corporate sponsorship.

In addition to his professional practice, Drew has been responsible for local architecture initiatives including Architecture Crawl, Doors Open and Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival. He has also been the secretary to Hamilton Downtown Rotary, Membership Committee for CAHP, Hamilton Art & Archives Committee, Music & the Mind Co-chair fundraising ambassador, and Toronto Junction BIA executive.

Drew Hauser comments: “I am committed to bringing new ideas, energy and my passion for design to the RAIC board and engage in meaningful activities that will raise the profile of the profession regionally, nationally and internationally.

Sustainability and resiliency are critical to our industry. I am committed to being a facilitator of change, advocating for a better environment and communicating the benefits of design. Throughout my career I’ve challenged and mentored architects to deliver exceptional, thoughtful design, educating people on the importance of our profession, how we impact communities, define our role, and communicate the benefits of design.”