Before moving to Hamilton in 2007, Drew Hauser worked at design firms in Toronto and Austria, joining mcCallumSather in 2011. He has been instrumental in advancing and raising the profile of architecture, sustainability and heritage design to the broader public, leading award-winning designs, speaking at conferences and being an active participant in the architectural community.
Through consistent lobbying efforts, he spearheaded the OAA hosting their annual convention in Hamilton in 2015 which showcased local talent to the architectural community across Ontario. During his tenure as the Chair of the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects, (2006-2014) Drew creatively connected the diverse and vibrant community, resulting in significant increases in membership and increasing corporate sponsorship.
Throughout his career he has challenged and mentored architects to deliver exceptional, thoughtful design, bringing energy and advocacy to his peers. Drew hopes to bring this passion and experience to the RAIC, continuing to raise the profile of the profession, promoting heritage, the importance of sustainable design and making architecture accessible.
Further demonstrating his support of advancing the industry and wider community, Drew has been responsible for local architecture initiatives including Architecture Crawl, Doors Open and Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival. He has been 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.