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Derrick Swerhone, Principal Architect

Derrick Swerhone, Principal Architect

Derrick has provided his clients with innovative architectural design since 1993. Initially operating as Derrick Swerhone Architecture (1993-1997), Principal at Harder Swerhone Architects, LLC (1997-1999), and a Principal at Avalon Architecture & Planning, LLC (1999-2010).

We are a full service design firm with a broad range of project experiences. We do not specialize in one particular niche, we approach each project as a unique opportunity for innovation and discovery.

The practice is diverse, with expertise in commercial/retail, institutional, industrial, and multi-family. In addition he offers services in all aspects of land use planning and will guide you through the site and building permitting process.


“Listening to clients is the most important guiding principle. We are committed to providing my clients with the highest level of customer service, and have forged long-term relationships as a result. From inception through to completion each project receives continuous principal engagement. I produce accurate work in a responsive cost effective manner, always keeping my clients budget and ultimate needs at the forefront. I strive to be community a leader and possess a history municipal involvement on various boards and committees.I have long believed that the quality of the built environment has a powerful influence on the life of the individual and hence the greater community. Good and thoughtful design contributes significantly to the enrichment of daily life; at home, work, or play.”

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