Derek Morphew

Principal, Studio Manager

University of Cincinnati (BS-Arch ‘15), Ball State University (M-Arch ‘17)

Derek Morphew, our highly motivated Studio Manager who's leading his Bluffton Residential team and fellow staff members into the future with Revit technology. The state-of the-art software allows architects to produce more efficient designs with an advanced level of detail. "Revit is the reason we can exceed our clients' dreams," Derek says. His last career stop was at BSA LifeStructures in Indianapolis, where his role was Graduate Architect and Designer. Derek grew up in the Hoosier State but enjoyed his taste of the South when he interned at CAG while earning his MS in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati. He later received his master's degree from the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University (Indianapolis).

Describe your process:  Remember to breath, under promise and over deliver

Quote relevant to your work life:  Living the dream!

What is that life changing song or album:  Carolina by Parmalee In the music video at the 3:12 mark there is a painting of a flag. Hailey sent me a picture of this and said if I could name this song she would come visit me in South Carolina (when I was an intern at Court Atkins). Long story short, I figured out what song the painting was from, Hailey flew out from California and we became official.

Who is the best movie villain:  The iceberg in the movie Titanic

What is the next thing on your bucket list:  Pass AREs

Where would you relocate if you were forced to leave the country:  Mars