Drew Merkle Associate B.Arch, M.Arch, AIA, NCARB
Drew joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 2012, following the completion of his M.Arch in London. He has worked on a variety of competitions and commissioned works in that time and has since played a pivotal role in the design, development, and delivery of the BEEAH Headquarters project in Sharjah, UAE. Drew was involved since competition stage, and has been project architect throughout the advanced stages, responsible for client liaison and on-site supervision. In addition to BEEAH HQ, during his tenure at ZHA, Drew has been involved in a number of large-scale developments and masterplan projects in the MENA region, Europe, and China.
Drew received his B.Arch from the School of Architecture at Auburn University in 2008, and his M.Arch from the Architectural Association, School of Architecture in London, UK in 2012. He has worked with the Architectural Association as both a Unit Tutor and Director of a summer research Unit as part of the AA Visiting School. Additionally, Drew has lectured and given workshops extensively across the USA, Caribbean, and Europe. He has been an invited critic at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, the Architectural Association in London, as well as Auburn University.