Dake Wells Architecture

Dake Wells Architecture | Davis Harrington Welcome Center at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, 2015. Credit: Gayle Babcock, Architectural Imageworks, LLC.

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Dake Wells Architecture won a 2020 award.

Founded in 2004 by Brandon Dake and Andrew Wells, Dake Wells Architecture is based in Springfield and Kansas City, Missouri.

The firm is rooted in the context of the Midwest and presents creative, economic solutions for projects that range from schools to community centers to university buildings. Their firm philosophy states: “With a focus on craft, detail, materiality, spatial richness and site connection, we endeavor to bring a measure of unexpected joy into everyday life.”

Projects include: 

Brandon Dake, FAIA, earned a BArch from Kansas State University, where he frequently serves as visiting critic and lecturer.  

Andrew Wells, FAIA, earned a BArch from Drury University Hammons School of Architecture, where he also often serves as visiting critic and lecturer. 

Dake Wells Architecture has been featured on Architect Magazine‘s Architect 50 list and has been recognized with AIA Central States Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Award.