Meet our team.
SAR+ Group Photo
Everyone is really passionate about good architecture and we always strive to prioritize our projects. It's an entrepreneurial environment - if there’s something you’re interested in pursuing or cultivating within the office, it’s supported and encouraged.
Amy McCann
Derek Chavez
SAR+ Since 2021

Derek Chavez

Design Professional

Staff Spotlight: Get to know Derek 

Hometown: Lancaster, CA

Years of Experience: 4

What’s your primary role at SAR+? To help mold great spaces for people to interact with.

What brought you to architecture/interior design? My grandfather had a hobby of woodworking and started me at a young age. From then on I knew I wanted to build, design and change the world.

What projects are you currently working on at SAR+? Wood framed affordable project in Arvada named Ralston Gardens, and a wood framed, over podium, market rate, multi family project also in Arvada.

Favorite building, place, or destination: GPS coordinates: 39.761649, -105.250205; in other words the mountains.

If you weren’t an Architect/Interior Designer/Planner, what would you be? I would either be a private jet pilot or TED talks speaker on various subjects.

What’s your favorite memory at SAR+? The 14er mountain climbing trip we did, specifically helping a fellow team member struggle and persevere to the summit. The team really came together when we supported each other.

Whats my favorite sport? Mountain Biking

My Favorite Movie? A knights Tale, RIP heath ledger.


Bachelors of Science in Architecture, University of Colorado at Denver

Construction Technology, Red Rocks Community College