Derek J. Ziese, P.E.
Building Enclosure Design and Consulting
Why did you choose this career? I grew up in the construction industry and fell in love with buildings. This job allows me to be involved with all phases of the project, from design through construction. I also really enjoy the intersection of architecture, engineering, and construction that we occupy at Gale.
What is your favorite part of your job? Being out in the field and getting back to my roots. Also, having the opportunity to work on some of America’s most iconic buildings.
Who are you outside of Gale? My wife and I have been renovating an old farmhouse just outside of Baltimore. Other than that, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our family including my dog, Kaiah. In our free time, we go to Jamaica to visit my wife’s family and enjoy the beauty of the island.
Fun Fact: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be? My wife, dog, and a good beer.