DRA offers a friendly and collaborative environment that encourages creativity and learning.
DRA is built on a solid foundation with collaboration and learning at our core. We’ve been around for nearly a century. We’ve evolved with the times but haven’t lost sight of our history, and what made us successful. Integrity. Commitment. Passion.
We tell people we’re a big firm with the service of a small firm–we are responsive and flexible. DRA achieves this by being organized in teams according to project. Each new client is assigned a Principal and team who will stay on that project right through to completion. This gives our employees the flexibility to work on projects of numerous sizes and types simultaneously. This also provides an opportunity to grow professionally, take on more responsibility, and learn new things along the way. We understand the value of seeing a project through from planning through construction.
DRA’s open studio environment inspires collaboration and creativity, and fosters a sense of a shared mission. We maintain a positive and professional work place – one that nurtures learning and growing through teamwork and socialization. We like to have fun! From company quiz shows, to summer BBQs and outings, to holiday parties, and charitable events, we enjoy taking time out for leisure activities.
One of the unique benefits of working for DRA is the opportunity for staff to submit for our Anderson Fellowship Award. This grant was created to honor the spirit of David Anderson, one of the founding partners of DRA who had a deep passion for travel. Every other year one staff member is awarded the Anderson Fellowship Award. The fellowship is awarded to the individual who proposes the best idea, one that supports professional growth and returns the greatest value to the firm’s collective knowledge. The winner of the fellowship receives a generous stipend, and an extra week of vacation to be used for one of six categories: travel, study, research, charitable work, materials, or equipment.