principal/ co-founder


B.S., Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder (1999)


Professional Engineer (P.E.) Colorado, Montana, Idaho, North Carolina

Derek embarked on his career in the early 1990s, taking charge as the lead framer for a family-owned construction company, where he specialized in framing custom homes in the Colorado foothills. The architectural intricacies of these homes sparked his interest in engineering, propelling him towards pursuing an engineering degree. From the early 2000s onward, Derek has been actively engaged in the field of structural engineering. His extensive portfolio features a diverse range of intricate projects, including opulent custom residences, multi-unit developments, mixed-use facilities, pedestrian bridges, elaborate building refurbishments, and meticulous structural assessments, among others. This is just a glimpse into his wide-ranging accomplishments.

Derek’s hands-on familiarity with construction practices, coupled with his innovative thinking, has empowered him to conceive imaginative, cost-efficient, and streamlined design resolutions. His adeptness in addressing construction-related challenges is noteworthy. Beyond his technical prowess, Derek’s enthusiasm lies in ensuring the satisfaction of his team and clients. He relishes pushing the boundaries and embracing novel approaches. Guiding his team, integrating cutting-edge engineering technologies, and enhancing client engagement remain central to his priorities.

Outside of his professional commitments, Derek finds solace in pursuits such as mountain biking, skiing, relishing the splendors of Colorado’s elevated landscapes, undertaking household projects, and, most significantly, cherishing moments with his loved ones and friends.

Q & A

What is your favorite building material to work with?
Timber for sure! There is so much you can do with wood and how you can integrate with other building materials is endless.

When I’m not working, I’m……

Stated in bio above…

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