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one for the record books

Except for a few teams, the college football season has drawn to a close. At Upper Iowa University, the memories of this season remain for many reasons, including thoughts of their upgraded complex, made suitable for a NCAA Division II Football program.

victory gardens

Revitalization of our core communities is a constant focus of our talented staff. Our team serves in a variety of volunteer capacities to help their own communities outside the office, but it is our work in the office that has far-reaching impact on these efforts. This reach took us, yet again, to the annual statewide […]

morticians, caretakers, and landscape architects

Unless you are a hard-core fan of Halloween, most people don’t find themselves talking or thinking about cemeteries on a daily basis. Notable exceptions are of course morticians, cemetery caretakers, and now, apparently, the designers here at Derck & Edson.

up on the roof

The Drifters, James Taylor, even American Idol contestants have serenaded us with the lyrics to  Up on the Roof  written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. In the 1960’s, they were concerned with their cares drifting into space.

beneath your feet

Post tensioning, box culverts, weir structures, compressive strength vs. tensile strength, rebar, rebar, and more rebar ~ this summer, we have had the opportunity to watch a fascinating transformation occur at Elizabethtown College. Unfortunately most people will never see any of it

impossibly blue

  Nothing sets off a project site quite like a clear blue sky and fluffy white clouds. As we continue to work on design and construction projects around the region, we also try to be intentional about taking advantage of as many picturesque days as we can, to document our projects after construction and while […]

green with envy in bellefonte

Today was the first of four special open house events in our new Bellefonte office located at 101 A North Allegheny Street. The new building has had a complete interior renovation from its historic beginning as a local bank. The vault and some of the original hardware is still visible in the office structure. The […]

celebrating national landscape architecture month

For the past 7 years, Derck & Edson has worked with a local school district to promote the profession and inspire students to think about the landscapes they see around them. This year is the 5th consecutive year working with the 6th grade class of Manheim Central Middle School.