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Derek Wood, AIA, LEED AP

Managing Principal Architecture

As FOX Architects’ Managing Principal, Derek Wood oversees the day-to-day management of the firm, executes the strategic plan, and ensures the firm is meeting the long-term goals established by the principals and under the guidance of the advisory board. Derek‚Äôs portfolio spans a wide variety of projects, from master planning and corporate commercial build-to-suit to extensive work reinventing and/or recycling existing buildings. He is well versed in, and widely published on, the topic of Building Information Modeling (BIM), a process that allows building teams to virtually design, construct, and manage building environments.

Education, Certifications & Affiliations

  • Rhode Island School of Design, Master of Architecture
  • Dickinson College, Bachelor of English and Fine Arts
  • Registered Architect in Washington, DC
  • Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • DCBIA, District of Columbia Building Industry Association, Member
  • National Associate of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), Member

Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.”

- Alvar Aalto