Principals

 

Alan S Curtis, NCARB, LEED-AP – President

Alan is the founder as well as the managing and design principal of drivearchitecture. His experience encompasses all phases of architecture and interior design from programming through construction administration. Alan’s demonstrated expertise is in bringing form to the urban and building planning process as well as being an advocate for responsible and sustainable design initiatives. Alan has been a practicing architect for 40 years and is currently licensed in Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York, Arizona & Colorado. He has been a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Illinois and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago. Among his many volunteer activities he served on various committees of Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, was on the board of directors of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago for nine years, including two years at the board chairman. Alan also served on the board of Planned Parenthood of Illinois for two years. For more about Alan go to www.alanscurtis.com

Jim San, LEED-AP – Executive VP

Jim came to drivearchitecture in 1988 after working at the prestigious Chicago firm of Bertrand Goldberg and Associates, and except for a time at Weese Langley Weese, another prestigious Chicago firm, has been with drivearchitecture ever since. Jim’s experience also encompasses all phases of architectural and interior design from programming through contract administration. Jim’s primary responsibility is shepherding the translation of a building design from concept to reality. Jim has been a practicing architect for 30 years and is currently licensed in Illinois. Jim received his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his M Arch at the University of Illinois Chicago.