Enhancing Campuses, Downtowns, and Athletics
Derck & Edson provides quality planning and design services to shape the natural and built environment in innovative and functional ways. We specialize in enhancing campuses, downtowns, and athletics. Our staff of dedicated landscape architects, civil engineers, architects, and land planners provides the full range of design and technical capabilities necessary to carry a project through the entire design and construction process. Since the establishment of the firm in 1940, our dedication to satisfying clients’ needs for function, responsiveness, economy, and creativity has produced innovative and enduring design solutions.
At Derck & Edson, we provide the best in planning, design, engineering, and construction administration services. Our firm is built on a rich history, tomorrow’s technology, and a talented team of design professionals. Clients include higher education campuses, downtown centers, athletic facilities, and a variety of specialty clients throughout the United States. Our commitment to enhancing campuses, downtowns, and athletics is demonstrated through our numerous projects throughout the United States and the wow-factor we deliver that leaves lasting, positive impressions on our clients.
In all our projects, we advocate an inclusive client-centered approach that engages the community and its stakeholders. This includes project meetings that are engaging and interactive, yet pointed and consensus-based, resulting in efficient, on-target feedback that generates enthusiasm and a high degree of support for the results. In this way, our projects are more readily embraced and implemented and final deliverables are truly your product, facilitated and developed by our team, acting as agents for you.
Jim Wenger is a registered landscape architect and Principal. Jim is highly involved in higher education and downtown projects.
Outside the office, Jim is kept busy through his and his family’s involvement in multiple area sports teams.
Steve Sproles is a registered landscape architect and Principal. Steve’s background in higher education and athletic facility design is a true asset to our clients.
When not at work, you can usually find Steve near or on a soccer or lacrosse field.
Our clients tell us we are different because we become part of their teams. We strive to truly understand the essence of our clients, their sites, and their vision. In our pursuit for this high level of understanding, we become trusted advisors – something we consider to be the highest compliment a client can give.
Many firms stop when the plan is complete. At Derck & Edson, we believe that is when the fun begins. We excel at taking an agreed-upon plan for the future and translating those two-dimension plans into meaningful graphics, insightful text, 3D visualizations, marketing graphics ~ whatever we can create to advance the project and assist our client.
Shaping the Natural and Built Environment
Whether we are working on a higher education campus, in a downtown, on a sports field project, or any of a variety of other projects, we seek to have a positive impact on the spaces that make up the project site. Our work involves highly technical calculations for storm water and water quality to more aesthetic considerations like the effect of tree canopy and of course, all the many types of considerations in between these extremes.
Since the establishment of the firm in 1940, our dedication to satisfying clients’ needs for function, responsiveness, economy, and creativity has produced innovative and enduring design solutions. We provide quality planning and design services to shape the natural and built environment in innovative and functional ways. Our staff includes dedicated landscape architects, civil engineers, architects, and land planners who provide the full range of design and technical capabilities necessary to carry a project through the entire design and construction process.
So who are Derck & Edson?
Bob Derck and Charlie Edson are two former partners of our firm, along with Paul McCloud and William (Buck) Scatchard. Originally named McCloud and Scatchard at the time of the firm’s origination in 1940, the firm has grown remarkably and continues to carry on the traditions of quality design and planning.
We are proud of the long and storied history of the firm and our legacy of project work. Some of these key projects from decades past are shared here.