Dale R. Dekker


Dale Dekker
Dale is an original founder of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S). The architecture, engineering and planning firm employs more than 170 people with offices in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Amarillo and Phoenix. D/P/S has been recognized locally as the 36th largest private sector business in Albuquerque and is nationally ranked as #130 in Architectural Record’s top architectural firms.

Dale has extensive experience in architecture and planning projects that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. He has contributed to high tech, one-of-a-kind research facilities for Sandia National Labs, award-winning school designs across the Southwest, and large-scale master plans, such as the UNM Master Plan Update.

In addition to enhancing communities and quality of life through the built environment, Dale also participates on a variety of boards and commissions dedicated to economic development, education, sustainability, and of particular interest to Dale, water and its use in the urban landscape. To support these endeavors, Dale has served as a member of the Customer Advisory Committee of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority and as a member of the working group that has developed the Rio Grande Water Fund a Comprehensive Plan for Wildfire and Water Source Protection, an effort spearheaded by The Nature Conservancy, as well as an Executive Committee member of Albuquerque Economic Development, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, a National Board Member of NAIOP, and the Past-District Council Chair of the Urban Land Institute.

He was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to the State of New Mexico Workforce Solutions Workforce Development Board.

Discussion Topic

Dale will be leading the educational roundtable, What’s Next on the Horizon to Position Your Company, at Table #7.



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