Samantha came to DRA with her Associates Degree in Interior Design and is well experienced in drafting. She’s originally from Dayton, Ohio and is excited to be our Architectural Associate for the opportunity to expand her knowledge and field work experience. Samantha says she’s looking forward to learning new things every day. In her spare time Samantha enjoys snuggling with her cat, Jojo, and hiking.
Chris graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Master of Architecture degree in 2010. Since then, he has had the privilege to work on a variety of architectural projects. Chris’ project portfolio includes new construction for office space, retail, telecommunications, and warehouse, along with interior renovations for commercial offices, full building interiors, industrial, restaurants, and retail. Outside of the office, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, and eating a great meal.
Adam is a graduate of ITT Technical Institute in Computer Aided Design & Drafting. He has almost 10 years of experience as an architectural drafter. Adam has worked on a variety of small and large-scale commercial projects all over Central Ohio, including government, industrial and corporate office projects. Adam is happily married, enjoys traveling, is an avid golfer, and is passionate about anything Deion Sanders and the beloved Buckeyes.
Beth has over 20 years of experience in the architectural field. She specializes in interior tenant improvements as well as healthcare and industrial warehouse planning. As an interior designer, Beth has designed and renovated numerous building lobbies and tenant spaces throughout the Columbus area. As a senior project manager, she is responsible for coordinating with building owners, commercial property managers, commercial brokers, tenants, engineers and contractors throughout the design, design development and construction phases. Beth also has experience in construction management and has overseen the construction and completion of a multitude of interior renovations. Outside of the office, Beth enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves to tend to her chickens, garden, and travel.
Darin graduated from The Ohio State University School of Architecture in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a registered architect in the State of Ohio and is a national member of the American Institute of Architects.
Darin has over 30 years of experience in the field of commercial architectural design and construction, specializing in interior corporate renovation and new build construction. He began his career during college with a small architectural firm in Dublin, Ohio where he excelled. He became a licensed architect and principal of the firm in 2000. Darin then started a firm with a business partner in 2004, developing one of the top interior tenant design firms in Columbus. He is now the sole proprietor of Darin J. Ranker Architects and Associates, still residing in the Dublin, Ohio area.
Darin’s vast knowledge and experience working with a multitude of top commercial real estate brokers, commercial property managers, building owners, developers and general contractors has made him an expert in his field. He strongly believes that design problems can be resolved with creative design utilizing cost effective materials and budget conscious solutions.
Outside of the office, Darin enjoys spending time with his wife of 30 years, his 3 children and their many pets. He enjoys sports, traveling, cooking, landscaping and sport fishing.