Derek Kaplan

Derek Kaplan

Edmonton, AB, CA

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Painter, took a tangent that became a degree in philosophy, then ventured into architecture for its career stability, promises of wealth, and care-free lifestyle... ...


Derek's Featured Articles on Archinect

Safavid Surfaces and Parametricism, Fri, Dec 2 '11

The development of specialized treatments of concrete and glass, customization through digital fabrication, and parametric design tools have brought about a contemporary resurgence of surface articulation, reopening the general issue of surface composition as a “legitimate” aspect of ...

Safavid Surfaces and Parametricism


OpenFlame, Edmonton, AB, CA, Owner/Founder

Jun 2016 - current

studio b architects, Vancouver, BC, CA, Senior Architectural Designer

Oct 2015 - Apr 2016

Henriquez Partners Architects, Vancouver, BC, CA, .

Aug 2014 - Jul 2015

GEC Architecture, Edmonton, AB, CA, .

Jan 2012 - Apr 2014

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CA, Sessional

Jul 2011 - Dec 2011

Revery Architecture Inc., Vancouver, BC, CA, .

Jan 2008 - Jul 2011

Peter Cardew Architects, Vancouver, BC, CA, .

Feb 2005 - Dec 2007


The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, CA, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2001 - Jan 2005

Cyprus College of Art, Paphos, CY, Diploma - Painting

Nov 2000 - Jun 2001

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, US, BArch, Philosophy

+ UCA Honors College

Aug 1992 - Dec 1997

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