©EDSA | Team | Principal | Derek Gagne

The cultural influence of a place is what drives the design narrative. It needs to be present in every project in order to set the tone, style and scale of a heightened, memorable experience.

Derek B. Gagne PLA


Fueled by his global awareness and personal travels, Derek is inspired by the understanding and application of movement, space and context. He creatively blends the intrinsic qualities of a site with essential design elements to form a narrative that elevates the user experience. Prioritizing functionality and craftsmanship, his diverse portfolio encompasses destination treasures that serve as nodes for social, cultural and ecological enrichment. His ability to articulate robust, invigorating design concepts is showcased in his mastery of extending patterns, textures, and forms into a cohesive continuum.

  • Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph
  • Associations: American Society of Landscape Architects; Urban Land Institute
  • Location: New York