from P.O. Box 484, Sydney, Australia
Derek first became interested in practising architecture while working at PKA Acoustics, where he was able to work closely with the principal Peter Knowland on the Sydney Opera House and many other iconic buildings both in Australia and abroad.
Derek then went onto to study architecture at the University of Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) and Bachelor of Architecture. It was during this time Derek was tutored by internationally renowned architect Harry Seidler, who was an adjunct professor of the University.
While studying, Derek also worked for Zone Architects and Ergo Architecture and Interiors, gaining valuable experience in a range of architectural fields.
In 2003, Derek joined GGF Architects in partnership with Christian McCullum, both of whom went on to become directors in 2005. Derek also joined the Australian Institute of Architects in 2005 and registered as an Architect to practice in NSW.
His architectural interests include theoretical studies of Deconstructivism and Modernist Architecture.