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Derek Hoeferlin


Derek Hoeferlin is principal of [dhd] derek hoeferlin design, an award-winning architecture, landscape, and urban design practice based in St. Louis. He is an associate professor and chair of landscape architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Hoeferlin is principal investigator of Way Beyond Bigness: The Need for a Watershed Architecture, which is the title of his book (Applied Research + Design Publishing, 2023), where he collaboratively researches integrated water-based design strategies across the Mississippi, Mekong, and Rhine river basins. Hoeferlin lectures on his work internationally, and his designs, photography, teachings, and writings have been published and exhibited widely, including in Chasing the City, New Orleans Under Reconstruction, Designing Suburban Futures, Journal of Architectural Education, The Anthropocene Review, Dwell, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Wallpaper, Metropolis, ‘scape, Scenario Journal, Archinect, Places Journal, Exhibit Columbus, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt.