As Gensler’s Gaming Leader, Derek plays a critical role in high-profile projects for international gaming operators, including MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Caesars Entertainment, and Holland Casino. Planning and conceptualizing Integrated resorts as Design Director for Gensler’s Las Vegas office, Derek has a penchant for providing innovative design solutions that result in the greatest end-user impact. With 20 years of experience, he has honed the craft of creating and transforming powerful concepts into designs that elevate the guest experience. Derek’s extensive design experience began while working with Frank Gehry and transitioned to large-scale casino and hospitality projects. A well-rounded designer, Derek is passionate about bringing a client’s vision to reality through the pursuit of design excellence.