SFS Architecture

People

Derek McMurray

When Derek McMurray joined SFS, he was attracted to the firm’s design principles, and its “openness and collaborative environment.” As a Project Designer , Derek has brought his 12 years of creative experience and 2-D and 3-D digital design media expertise to a variety of projects, though his favorites are designs that embrace the natural environment and provide integrated indoor/outdoor spaces. A native of McPherson, Kansas, Derek enjoys reconnecting with family during visits home; in Kansas City, he connects with friends via summertime beers on the porch. As a devotee of sustainable agriculture and locally grown foods, Derek has been known to push the limit of ‘local’ with his own homemade sausage, sauerkraut and beer. His personal philosophy is equally elemental: “Give and expect respect. Be nice. Laugh.”

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Kansas State University, 2003
Kansas City Academic Program, University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2003
Architecture Study Abroad Program, Czech Technical University in Prague, 2001