Derek Smith, Assoc. AIA

Architectural Designer/ Project Manager

Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects

Having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Derek joined McCollum Studio in October 2019. As an Eagle Scout, he brings an exceptional level of commitment, leadership, and talent to each project and client relationship.  Derek has a long-standing passion for high design and enjoys engaging with the community. Through architecture, he believes he can give back to the community whether that be through mentoring aspiring industry professionals with the ACE Mentorship program or through enhancing people’s lives with thoughtful design. Currently, Derek is pursuing steps towards licensure. When not designing, Derek can be found taking in the beauty of nature, exploring new places or enjoying a great book in his home.