Drew Ranieri, AIA

Associate Principal

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Master of Architecture

Catholic University of America
Bachelor of Architecture

Drew Ranieri is an Associate Principal at SCB, where his role as a design team leader has resulted in the realization of a wide range of buildings and building types. Projects include high-rise residential work, interiors, secondary and university academic buildings, student housing, and mixed-use and retail projects, as well as large-scale residential renovations. Working with clients from the project’s inception, Drew brings to bear more than thirty years of experience in helping maintain a fresh view of what defines the work and the process of bringing buildings to fruition.

Drew is a founding member of the firm’s Residential Research and Development Committee, and oversaw the group for its first three years. He has also been a member of the firm’s quality assurance committee. Prior to and during his tenure at SCB, Drew has also been active in academia as an adjunct professor in the architecture department of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Most recently, Drew has worked as an adjunct professor for Virginia Tech’s innovative Chicago Studio, where he has been instructing students since the Studio’s inception in 2003. Drew also co-founded and taught the Marwen Foundation’s architecture program for middle and high school public school students in Chicago. He continues to serve on student review panels at the University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, Columbia College Chicago, SAIC, and Virginia Tech.

Drew has served as president and board member of the Chicago Architecture Club, is on the board of SOS Children’s Village Illinois, and is a member of the AIA. Drew holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Catholic University and a Master of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.