Firm Profile

Derek Wee Architecture is a full service architecture design studio with licenses in the states of California and New York. The practice aims to be a design-orientated architecture and interior design studio that believes in creating quality environments, while meeting the functional and budgetary requirements of the client. Our belief that good design brings value to a project forms the basis behind our thinking and work. Our interest in the blending and fusion of east-west sensibilities is often reflected in our process and product.

The firm focuses on residential projects - custom homes, remodels and interiors - and commercial interiors in the Bay Area. While based in California, the firm also maintains contacts in the Far East and continues to collaborate with others in a design consultancy role to achieve successful projects offshore. Derek is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

About Derek Wee

Derek Wee, AIA is an architect practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked in the offices of Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York and San Francisco, as well as other firms in the Bay Area. His portfolio includes a broad range of building types, including high-rise and multi-family residential, commercial and transportation projects. With SOM, he was involved in the design of the International Airport Terminal in the Philippines, the JFK Airport Light Rail System Competition in New York, the Park View Beijing Residential Towers in China as well as a Resort Hotel Master Plan in Kuwait.

Prior to launching his own practice, under the Hayes Group Architects, Derek was the project designer for the Palo Alto headquarters of the IDEO corporation, the leading product design firm in the US. Derek was also with the San Francisco firm of Team 7 International, where he worked on several built projects in the Far East, including a residential villa development & an industrial park in Shanghai, China, as well as design proposals for a Cultural Center in Yantai China. He has also consulted with the CW Group of San Francisco to design concept proposals for a Mediterranean Resort Master Plan and a Service Apartment in Lebanon.

Derek received his Master of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts. After his youthful years of travel & adventure around the country and the world, Derek has settled down in San Mateo California with his wife, where he enjoys the natural beauty & cultural diversity of a land he calls home.