AIA ASLA LEED BD+C
Peter Drey’s has focused on the art of designing environmentally friendly buildings and landscapes that together form greater ensembles — neighborhoods, districts, complexes and town centers. In all of these, unique local features provide the springboard for design concepts that enhance the lives of people who experience them. He strives to orchestrate all of the components of the modern city — buildings, landscape, art, sculpture, transportation and infrastructure — into a greater whole that is beautiful, economical, and environmental.
Over his career, Peter Drey has produced some of the region’s best examples of architecture and urbanism, including: several multi-family and mixed-use complexes; comprehensive design schemes for Emory Village in Atlanta and the Birmingham Civil Rights District in Alabama; a sweeping plan for the City of Albany, Georgia’s interface with the vital Flint River in South Georgia; public plazas and courtyards in Asheville, North Carolina; and, a design for Charleston, South Carolina, that redefines the gateway into the peninsula from the West.
Abroad, he collaborated with OIKOS, a Dutch/Korean firm, on the design of a new telecommunications research building at ETRI in Taijon, Korea, as well as a scheme to retrofit the Daewoo Corporation Headquarters in downtown Seoul through an enhanced work environment and a high-performance skin, and a $125 million ecologically-focused city park in Ulsan on the southern coast of Korea. He has worked on other architecture, urban design, and landscape projects in Asia and Europe as well.
Peter Drey is active in civic and community affairs in Atlanta and regionally. He chaired the AIA’s Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) that produced a comprehensive scheme for Atlanta’s 1996 Olympic games. He is also former board member of the Atlanta Urban Land Institute, the Metropolitan Public Arts Coalition and the Design Museum/Atlanta.