Allison Drda

“I could never be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Allison Drda joined Pelli Clarke & Partners in 2017. She enjoys the combination of art and mathematics in architecture in addition to creative problem solving. Her recent work includes the renovation of buildings across Shell’s Headquarters in The Netherlands and the Toranomon-Azabudai Area Urban Redevelopment Project in Tokyo, Japan. An active community supporter, Allison is part of a local community garden, a volunteer for Sanctuary Kitchen and a member of the Historic Wooster Square Association, all in New Haven. Allison holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from The Ohio State University.

Favorite Building: Maison Louis Carré - Alvar Aalto