Vander Ploeg & Associates, Inc. revolves around Derek Vander Ploeg’s extensive experience in planning, building design, construction and entrepreneurial real estate development, which spans a variety of building types and architectural themes for both the public and private sectors. Established in late 1981, Vander Ploeg & Associates, Inc. has designed over 300 retail centers, over 7 million sq. ft. of office buildings, and numerous other specialty buildings such as golf course clubhouses, banks, adaptive re-use of existing buildings and the Mission Bay Aquatic Training Center (training center for the 1988 U.S. Olympic and Pan American swimming and diving teams).
In 1989-90 Vander Ploeg & Associates, Inc., in association with architect Richard Heapes, were the architects for Mizner Park and the original amphitheater. Since that time Vander Ploeg & Associates, Inc. has also designed many other mixed-use projects and numerous corporate headquarter buildings, condominiums and hotels.
In an extraordinary collaboration, Boca Raton’s “iconic” buildings were designed by Vander Ploeg & Associates, Inc. and developed by Compson Development, including the Excelsior Condominium, the Luxuria Condominium (formerly The Regency Condominium) and the adaptive re-use of Oaks Plaza for the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Tower 155 is Vander Ploeg & Associates’ newest creation and promises to be downtown Boca Raton’s trophy property.