​Derek Barker

Managing Director
BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA

Derek Barker joined Michael Haskoll Associates in 1983 and became Managing Director in 1992 and has successfully led this firm of award winning architects and designers with enthusiasm and total commitment.

As a company that specialises in the design of shopping centres and retail complexes in the UK and worldwide, Derek has led from the front and involves himself at every level, his wealth of knowledge is invaluable throughout the design and construction stages, particularly his skills in refurbishment and remodelling projects.

Derek has a particular skill with regard to refurbishment and remodelling both overseas and in the UK and was recently responsible for the highly successful ITIS Shopping centre renovation in Helsinki and FRB.C expansion in Copenhagen - both completed in 2015. Derek is responsible for the practices ongoing overseas design consultancy in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Switzerland. Derek has provided consultancy for over 30 new build and refurbishment retail projects overseas and has been responsible for the majority of Haskoll’s food court projects.

Derek has thirty years of shopping centre design experience and is a regular speaker at various BCSC, ICSC, NCSC, MAPIC and other conferences.

Before Haskoll, he worked at Ketley Goold Associates working on office, retail and Debenhams department store developments. Previously at the PSA, working on public buildings, and WH Saunders & Son with experience on bank fitout, school and retail schemes.