Derric HeckDoctoral Student
Graduate Research and Teaching Associate
K. Leroy Irvis Fellow

4303 Wesley Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, Pa. 15260


Heck is a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow and second-year doctoral student at CUE. He is a native of Brunswick, Ga., and a graduate of the Florida A&M University School of Architecture. His introduction to Pittsburgh came via an Urban Design Fellowship (UDREAM) within the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to his current doctoral studies, Heck was the director of an educational consulting firm focusing on organizational development and expansion. He is a member of the 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and continues to volunteer with several community organizations.