Derek Newby is an Architect and Associate Principal in the Vancouver studio of Perkins+Will. He brings 17 years of experience with a keen interest in green building, striving to deliver practical, elegant solutions that exhibit a responsible use of resources. His experience spans across a range of project types and he is involved in all phases of work from conceptual design through construction. Drawing upon his background in urban design and experience in master planning, Derek approaches architecture with a strong appreciation for the building’s setting. Derek offers crucial team guidance regarding building envelope and systems coordination to project teams. His portfolio of work includes projects specializing in innovative approaches to design, including computational design methods, and timber construction techniques.
His recent portfolio includes an industrial workforce accommodation facility in the sub-arctic—an innovative prefabricated modular timber building using Passive House principles, and an off-grid, net-zero energy Passive House home in an alpine setting. Currently, Derek is working on Canada’s Earth Tower – a 340,000 square foot mixed-use, timber-hybrid passive house development designed to exceed the City of Vancouver’s new Zero Emissions Building Plan.