Derk Walkotten, AIA, NCARB

Project Manager, Architecture

Derk is helping to expand Wightman’s presence in the Allegan, Grand Rapids, and Holland markets. He joined the company in 2018 as a Project Manager, bringing with him 20+ years of experience in architecture, construction, and environmental non-profit work. Approaching projects with a spirit of servant leadership, Derk has contributed his talent to an array of projects that include K-12, university, commercial, manufacturing, and municipal facilities. He is inspired by his daughter Avery and son Abel to design and build a world that will better serve them and the generations that follow.

Areas of Focus

  • Metal building design
  • Code research
  • Facility assessment
  • Commercial design
  • Project scheduling
  • Client interface
  • Business development


Masters of Architecture
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

Professional Training & Registrations

  • CPR certified
  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • Sketch-up
  • Public Speaking  - (Speak up and be affective)



  • ABC award - "Mindset Properties" Construction under 5 million
  • ABC award - "Bank of Holland Grand Haven Branch" Remodel under 1 million

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) Member 

Personal Note

While at Calvin College, Derk ran track and cross country and was named a Division III All-American in the Track 5000 Meter Run.

Derk Walkotten Architect Wightman

Contact Derk Walkotten

Office: 269.487.9695 Cell: 616.886.5334

Derk's Featured Projects