Associate Principal, Architecture - Designer III / Kansas City
Derek Sommers’ diverse background — ranging from professional sports, hospitality and retail to urban and interior design — helps him bridge efforts between an array of project teams. Beginning his career with an emphasis in architectural restoration and adaptive reuse projects, Derek employs a multidisciplinary approach to design with a dedicated pursuit of creating lasting architectural environments rich with meaning.
Derek enjoys collaborating with clients to identify shared design principles applicable to projects. His role emphasizes concept ideation and schematic design through advanced 3D visualization and graphics, helping him to communicate innovative solutions surrounding the design of memorable spaces. Derek’s forward-thinking and innovative designs were featured in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record and numerous high-profile industry publications.