Celebrating Twenty Years

Derek Hart

Derek Hart

We extend our best wishes to Derek Hart on his twentieth anniversary of service with the Fathom Studio (formerly Ekistics)

In 2019 Rob’s first employee, Derek Hart, celebrated twenty years of employment with Ekistics Planning & Design. Derek began in 1999, when the fledgling company was only a few years old and we had just moved into a new new office on 15 Alderney Drive in Dartmouth.

As a civil engineering technician (CET) from UCCB, Derek witnessed the dramatic transition from a small two-person landscape architecture shop to a pair of multi-disciplinary sister companies employing close to thirty staff. Rob remembers, “though fresh out of school, he possessed the discipline and rigour that the other young landscape architects seemed to lack; and I knew he would fill a missing void in our office.” And that he's accomplished in spades.  

While at Ekistics, Derek has handled everything from construction drawings to construction administration. Recently, he also took on the additional role of Manager of Operations for both companies, overseeing our most recent office expansion in 2019. Derek, congrats for your accomplishments and thanks for your many contributions that brought us to where we are today.

rob LeBlanc