Russ Drinker joins M Moser Associates: An exceptional talent for a growing global team
M Moser Associates is pleased to welcome Russ Drinker, AIA, to its San Francisco office as Director – Global Architecture, Sustainability & Environmental WELLNESS.
“A major reason I chose to join M Moser is that their vision perfectly matches my own. Our aim is to gain a comprehensive understanding of client needs and goals, and bring all professional disciplines together to deliver a comprehensive solution,” said Drinker.
An exceptional architect and a professional leader with more than 35 years of experience, Drinker, who will be based in San Francisco, reinforces M Moser’s client-focused design, engineering and construction capabilities in the USA and around the world.
Drinker has occupied leadership positions with several award-winning, multidisciplinary architecture firms. A licensed architect in California, he holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Columbia University in New York.
His portfolio includes projects for leading companies such as Apple, as well as research and academic campuses such as the University of California system, Stanford University, and the 730,000 square feet Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) of the National Research Foundation in Singapore, winner of the 2013 Lab of The Year Award.
Long a force in advancing sustainable building solutions, Drinker is an expert in ‘wellness’, an issue of growing importance for businesses that entails designing work environments that support users’ health and well-being. Add to this his familiarity with the integrated, multidisciplinary approach to workplace projects, the wellness vanguard is well-suited to his new global role with M Moser.
Drinker’s approach of building integrated, unified cross-discipline teams has been instrumental in the development of M Moser’s concept of ‘trans-disciplined’ teams. “These teams transcend the limitations of ‘silos’ of multidisciplinary experts attempting to work together by eliminating the silos and building truly unified teams of experts, all working on a common problem with a common goal,” said John Sellery, Group Managing Director of M Moser.
“M Moser Associates have always been client-focused to our core, and we have great confidence that Russ will develop this aspect of our approach even further,” said Moira Moser, chairman of the M Moser Group. “He has vast experience in discovering client needs, and the talent to lead the delivery of effective, integrated solutions.”