Perkins&Will (Charlotte, NC)
Derek’s experiences abroad as a cultural outsider guides his approach to design, informs his ability to question accepted norms and view library, cultural, and community projects with an analytical eye. In this way, he helps clients explore the gray areas between experiential learning and institutional storytelling. As the museum and library practice leader at Perkins&Will, Derek focuses on choreographing cultural experiences by bridging across disciplines to find richer, more relevant purpose. In this way, he uses design to help clients tell their stories of physical and cultural place.