"Good buildings come from good people and all problems are solved by good design.” – Stephen Gardiner

Derrick Washington

Human Resources


With more than 25 years of experience in human resources and employee relations, Derrick is responsible for HR strategy and operations, administration and logistics management at SVA. Derrick facilitates the development of overall HR strategies in support of the firm’s business objectives, and works with senior management to implement HR policies and objectives. He is charged with the important task of attracting, retaining, and developing key talent, and with more than 15 years of experience in the architecture and engineering industry, he is able to leverage that expertise to keep SVA employees, happy, healthy, and productive.


Bachelor of Science in Criminology, California State University, Long Beach

Professional Affiliations

President, California Unemployment Insurance Council Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA)