"I have played the drums since I was 12. Outside of Architecture, I live for music. Attending concerts is something that gives me energy, and they're events about connecting. Connecting with the music and artists you love. Connecting with friends who share your interest. Connecting with a venue, a neighborhood, a city where the show happens. Concerts are always a really rich experience, and I love to take it all in."

Drew Reap, RA

Architectural

(501) 400-1116

What are you passionate about personally?

Being outdoors. They call Arkansas 'the Natural State' for a reason. I love to camp, hike, and bike. I am always dreaming about new adventures (I really want to buy a kayak). Being outdoors inspires me and often helps me slow down the pace of life.

What is your favorite website?

Designboom.com and Dezeen.com. Both of these design blogs post stories about cutting edge architecture, but also branch out into other design fields. I can stay up to date and inspired by furniture, auto, fashion, product, graphic design, and more.

Between being invisible or being able to fly, which would you choose and why?

Being able to fly. As someon who's interested in buildings, patterns, and urban development, I can always appreciate a birds-eye view.

What is the best compliment you have received?

That I am a good team member / collaborator. Working together is something we all must do in every area of our life. As an architect, it is a daily expectation and vital part of my job. Outside of work, good teamwork helps me build relationships and achieve more than I could on my own. It leads to new perspectives, learning, and growth.

What was the last thing you binge watched?

Sherlock

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An Architect - seriously, I decided when I was 12. Before that, I was sure I'd be a fireman, policeman, or garbageman. Something with a big, cool truck.

The activity I've never done but want to is:

Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.

What is your favorite local place to take visiting friends or relatives?

The Roof Cafe. They use all local ingredients. They make in-house specialties ranging from sodas to baked goods. They're in a really neat part of town called SoMA, or South Main Street. And their dining room is made of converted shipping containers. What more could you ask for!?

What is your most unusual possession?

A collection of small, musical instruments. I collect them when I travel. I have instruments that range from bamboo wind pipes to a ram's horn.