Drew Finke, Associate II
  • Associate
  • Memberships: NCARB
  • Dog Breed: Australian Shepherd
  • Bicycle: Hybrid-Commuter

Drew Finke’s research-based approach to problem solving and attention to detail bring conceptual and graphic clarity to planning, urban design, and architecture projects. Drawing on his architectural education, Drew seeks to sustain and strengthen local culture through thoughtful, community-driven design and policies that reinforce a community’s unique sense of place. Since joining Opticos in 2013, Drew has applied this sensibility to impactful projects in a broad range of places, from an award-winning place-based comprehensive plan for the City of Memphis, Tennessee, to a contextually-sensitive form-based code for rural Kauaʻi County in Hawaiʻi, and a conceptual site plan for a Missing Middle Housing neighborhood in Mammoth Lakes, California.