Derek attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign receiving a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and also attended graduate school receiving a Master of Architecture and Master of Business Administration.Upon graduation, Derek moved to Chicago joining a multiline rep agency in a technical sales position representing 10-12 architectural manufacturers. He joined Bendheim in 2015 as their Midwest Territory Manager working on complex projects making use of decorative glass for interiors and building exteriors. In 2018, Derek was promoted to Regional Manager overseeing a group of multiline rep agencies similar to where he started his career.
Derek joined Forms+Surfaces in 2022 shifting his focus to outdoor site furnishings and lighting. He is enthusiastic about his role as a design resource and enjoys building lasting relationships within the AEC community in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Derek can be reached at derek.larsen@forms-surfaces.