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DRG Architects

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About Us

Qualified Architects in San Antonio, TX

Expanding and building on the foundation established in 1962, the principals here at DRG Architects, LLC developed an unsurpassed knowledge of criminal justice design philosophies as the industry searched for more efficient and effective ways to manage criminal offenders. Working together from 1986 the principals to be were able to foresee changes in technology and management during this era leading to an open vision of successful solutions. Since formalizing a partnership in 1994, our architects have successfully completed over 100 criminal justice projects. Many of these projects were performed for repeat clients demonstrating the quality and character of the firm’s work.

For the five years preceding the establishment of the firm, Wayne Gondeck served as the Chief Planner and Deputy Director for the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. His unique hands-on experience in consulting with county officials, facility operators, and design professionals on over 175 detention projects, brings unequaled expertise in developing planning solutions. Our practice relies on experienced architects and the direction of a strategic plan with sound objectives:

  • To maintain the highest level of knowledge of facility operations, management and design.
  • To utilize construction materials and methods which meet the intended mission of each project.
  • To provide clients with necessary consultation and technical assistance to determine their needs, develop effective facilities and maintain operational and management efficiency.

Through team management with client practitioners, DRG Architects, LLC develops successful projects that attain maximum operational efficiency by proper attention to the flow and function of each facility activity. We put decades of professional knowledge to work for you.


Wayne Gondeck, Architect & Principal

Wayne Gondeck has over 28 years' experience in analysis, planning, design and construction administration of criminal justice facilities. He has extensive training in detention and corrections operation along with broad knowledge of state and county government functions. Mr. Gondeck provided professional services for:

  • Adult Detention Facilities
  • Juvenile Facility Design
  • Law Enforcement/Emergency Facilities
  • Analysis of Needs
  • Master Plans
  • Local Government Offices
  • Design Review Consultations
  • Staffing Analysis
  • Special Studies
El Paso County Jail Annex

Perry Rabke, Architect & Principal

Perry Rabke's work has encompassed both Architecture and Engineering with a wide range of Projects, including public administration, criminal justice, commercial, religious and retail facilities. He has over 24 years of professional experience, the last 20 of which have mainly involved detention and law enforcement structures.

Mr. Rabke has been Project Manager or Project Architect on numerous public projects involving programming, design, construction documents and construction administration. He has performed these services on over 25 county jail projects. Mr. Rabke was Project Architect on the 96-Bed Medina County Jail, the Duval County Regional Juvenile Center, the 1,000-Bed Reeves County Detention Center, and the 203-Bed Hill County Jail, (which involved additions and renovations to the county-purchased National Guard armory building).