Bachelor of Architecture, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1948.
Draftsman, Kruger Associations, Los Alamos, 1948; with, Various firms, Pittsburgh, 1948-1951; chief draftsman, Celli-Flynn, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 1951-1956; partner, Curry & Martin and successor firms Curry, Martin & Taylor and Curry, Martin & Highberger, Pittsburgh, 1956-1984; principal, Derek Martin and Associations, 1985-1994.
Board of directors Action Housing, Inc., 1970-1980. Member property committee United Way Agy, Pittsburgh, 1975-1979. Chairman selections committee Pennsylvania Department General Services, Harrisburg, 1981.
Flying officer Royal Canadian Air Force, 1942-1945. Fellow American Institute of Architects (director 1977-1981, Contribution to Architectural Profession award Pittsburgh chapter). Member Pennsylvania Society Architects (president 1973-1974), Iron City Fishing (Canada and Pittsburgh, president 1981-1982).
Married Elizabeth Graham Bell, December 22, 1951. Children: Paula Lee, Derek, Andrew Albert, Peter Bell.