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October 16, 2023
October 16 #WeAreCGS

Every other week we highlight a member of our CGS team. Let's get to know Principal Derek Banocy, AIA.

Years at CGS?
22 Years

What do you like most about working with CGS?

I have always appreciated that in my time working at CGS, I have been a part of so many projects, all unique based on their specific needs, location, and client influence. Along with extensive experience in all facets of the design process, from master planning, to concept design and construction.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I have a large LEGO collection that rivals my sons’ collections. I have all of my childhood sets dating back to 1978 and a spreadsheet with all of the sets we own - 94,173 pieces, 657 minifigs, and counting.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your past experience.

I have been very fortunate to work on a variety of projects in the office. One of my first was the operator’s House for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and the Ferrari & Maserati of Washington. My most rewarding experience was on The Duke Ellington School of the Arts. To have started the project through an international competition to working with the contractor, onsite for 18 months, was an experience that I will always remember. The collaboration with sub-contractors and GCS-SIGAL was one of the most fulfilling experiences.

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