Director and Principal Architect
- Bachelor of Architecture Curtin University 1979, Associate Australian Institute of Architects (A+ Member)
Derek is the principal architect, founding partner and director of Maze Architects. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the architectural profession, including time spent as an under-graduate cadet with the Architectural Division of the Public Works Department, 2 years as Assistant Planner with the Town of Albany, 8 years as a senior design and project architect with a large multi-disciplinary practice, over 20 years as principal of his own multi-award winning residential practice, nash+ghersinich architects and interior designers; and alongside that, his current role with Maze Architects. Derek brings a wealth of experience over a wide spectrum of roles, having been involved in projects ranging from showroom and retail developments, industrial complexes, community and educational developments and numerous single, multi and mixed use residential projects. Derek’s knowledge of construction technologies and practices and a keen attention to detail allows for the effective structuring and control of the procurement process. His commitment is to results focused on good design, budget, functionality and innovation.