PROP is rooted in great design and a deep understanding and responsiveness to our clients’ needs and desires. Our core values are creativity, innovation and hard work.
PROP was founded in 2014 by owner and Architect Derrick Lai. He has had a passion for buildings, architecture and design from the time he was a child. With a father in the real estate, he was exposed to numerous homes as he was growing up which fueled his desire to be a creator of beautiful living and working spaces. Derrick proceeded to get his formal education completing his bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson University and his Master of Architecture at Dalhousie University. He interned and worked at several major architectural firms to hone his skills and obtain a broad range of experience.
Derrick always knew he wanted his own practice where he could focus his skills and work in the specific areas that he is passionate about. In every project, he aspires to create a space that will improve the lives of those that inhabit it. One of his key strengths is the ability to facilitate architecture and interior design in a holistic way.