Christopher Derrick

Christopher Derrick

Christopher Derrick, AIA, -Principal and founder of Derrick Architecture, personally guides all design projects from the initial meetings through the completed construction documents. After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago, he began his career with a wide variety of projects, including commercial, residential, and vacation home design. Over a decade later, he began Derrick Architecture to create traditional and classical architecture expressed in a modern context.

Christopher believes that design should be guided by ongoing client interaction as well as the timeless tenets of classical design. 

Areas of Service

  • Past Vice president of Community First, an organization encouraging compatible redevelopment of established communities. 
  • Founding president of the Chicago-Midwest chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture from 2009 until 2017
  • Host Committee for the VIP Luxury Gala at the Merchandise Mart 2015-2017
  • He also serves his local town of Wheaton on the Planning and Zoning Board from 2012 to 2017
  • Past jury member at the University of Notre Dame and Judson College. 

Awards and Publications featuring Derrick Architecture

  • Best of HOUZZ Award, 2013-2017
  • Naperville Magazine, December 2016, “Heartland”
  • Qualified Remodeler, July 2016, “2016 Chrysalis Awards”
  • Naperville Magazine, June 2016, “Home Court Advantage”
  • B Beyond: Fabulous Interior & Architecture Designs by Charles Conway Publishing, 2016
  • 2016 Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence by Qualified Remodeler Magazine
  • Signature Homes: High Style From the FInest Architects and Builders, Panache Partners Publishing, 2016
  • Lake Ozark Profile, May/June 2015, “A Place for Dreaming”
  • Engaging with the Classics: A Collection of New Traditional Residential Masterworks Vol 2. Tang Art Publishing, 2013
  • Design Bureau, November 2013, “Planning makes Design Perfect”
  • Decatur Magazine, April/May 2013, “Glory Days”
  • LUXE Magazine,Summer 2013
  • Naperville Magazine, November 2012, “A mix of Old and New”
  • Professional Builder, Sept 2011, “Design on the Fly”
  • Naperville Magazine, March 2007, “At Home in Naperville”
  • 2005 Best Home Design by Community First

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