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Dekker/Perich/Sabatini provides comprehensive architecture, interiors, planning, structural engineering and landscape
architecture services to a variety of public and private clients. With decades of experience, our firm has successfully completed
thousands of projects from multi-family housing to high-tech laboratories.
With offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Amarillo, Texas; a diverse staff of licensed and progressive
professionals and the latest available in technology, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is able to meet the specific needs of each of our clients.
Commercial Design Services
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini provides specialty design services for a variety of commercial projects. The firm has purposely staffed
the company with professionals having commercial projects experience in markets throughout the southwest, as well as
major markets elsewhere in the United States. This diverse pool of talent enables us to develop innovative design solutions
that draw upon the best ideas and practices from throughout the nation. A well-designed building provides an “edge” to our
clients as they respond to their competitors. This is true whether the task at hand is to reach out to customers or to recruit
and retain tenants and employees.
New Mexico Student Loans
This two-story, 50,000sf office building sits on a 3.86 acre site at the Journal Center. The building houses several
departments for NMSL including administrative offices, customer service facilities and collections. The design intent
was to create an efficient corporate facility with a campus feel. The building has been designed to enhance the Journal
Center’s contemporary corporate image and to draw on the unique qualities of the Southwest desert. The public entry is
designed to provide ease of access by foot or automobile and features a 15’ tall concrete colonnade. The building materials
include 30’-0” high glazed curtain walls, red brick, and synthetic stucco (EIFS). These materials are composed to reflect
contemporary southwest architecture and planning. The staff parking is segmented and delineated by pedestrian paths
and landscaping that will make wayfinding and pedestrian egress as convenient and safe as possible. The pedestrian paths
flow into multiple landscaped outdoor staff break areas and a separate staff entry plaza.
Location: Albuquerque, NM Award: National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
(NAIOP) Award of Merit for Best Office Project, 2004
Square Feet: 50,000
Project Completion: 2004
Experience and Capabilities
• site analysis
• due diligence assistance
• conceptual design
• entitlements assistance
• space planning
• construction documents
• permitting assistance
El Camino Real International Heritage Center
The El Camino Real International Heritage Center, designed for the state of New Mexico, provides visitors with an interactive
educational experience. The numerous exhibits trace the impact the Camino Real had on the historical and cultural development
of New Mexico.
El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, referred to now as the Camino Real, was formally established as a road in 1598 by Juan de
Oñate. This road played a critical role in sustaining the commerce of settlements and mines of Nueva Vizcaya (the first province
of northern Mexico, now the states of Chihuahua and Durango), as well as the missions, presidios and colonial settlements of
New Mexico. The Camino Real became a dynamic agent of change that altered the history, population, ecology and economy of
northern Mexico and the southwestern United Sates. The total length of the Camino Real is approximately 1,550 miles from the
San Juan Pueblo in New Mexico to Mexico City. The portion of the Camino Real in the United States is 404 miles long.
One of the major design concepts allowed the building to be a “line” or designator to direct the viewer to the trail. This line also
serves as a connection of two points, which symbolize the progression of time, journey and movement. The visitor will move
along this line as they experience the exhibits, depicting the times and journeys along the Camino Real.
Location: Socorro, NM Awards: Unbuilt Merit Award, Western Mountain Region American
Institute of Architects, 2002
Honor Award, AIA - New Mexico, 2001
Square Feet: 19,600sf, 120 acres
Project Completion: 2003
Riverside Plaza represents a departure from the “cookie cutter” strip malls that have been the standard for decades. A
pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development, Riverside Plaza is located on Albuquerque’s West Side, near the intersection of
Coors and Montaño. The Territorial Style architecture provides the development a strong identity and sense of place. This style
of architecture is mandated for future Riverside Plaza development as well.
Most buildings front Riverside Plaza Lane, which serves as an organizing element for the plaza, as well as a pleasant pedestrian
access to the development. Parking is tucked behind the buildings, each of which will accommodate multiple tenants.
The overall site development plan reflects the careful attention that has been given to pedestrian paths, landscape design
and lighting. At full build-out, the 15-building development will occupy nearly 225,000sf in an architecturally controlled
Riverside Plaza tenants include Defined Fitness, Starbucks Coffee, Keva Juice, The Creamery, Women’s Health Specialists of
New Mexico, NM Bank & Trust, Argus Development, Titan Development, The Vaughan Company, First American Title and Hisey
Cadigan Law Firm. Retail is becoming more sophisticated than ever. Riverside Plaza opens the door for new, more appealing
forms of mid-level retail space.
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Budget: $2.2 million
Square Feet: 225,000, 25 acres
Project Completion: 2002
Alvarado Transportation Center
The former site of a much-loved historic Fred Harvey hotel, the Alvarado, was perfectly suited for an inter-modal center due to
its proximity to rail, interstate and local bus operations in downtown Albuquerque. The new center has contributed positively
to the City’s aggressive efforts at revitalizing downtown. Rather than create a modern, impersonal look for this showcase of
transportation technology, the design team advanced the revitalization efforts of downtown Albuquerque by marrying history
with functionality and culture with technology.
The exterior of the Alvarado Transportation Center incorporates architectural details and expressions from the Old Alvarado
complex, including massive stucco walls, clay tile roofs, open arcades and brick paved promenades. Completed in phases the
center houses a city transit transfer facility, transit offices, a customer service center, transit-oriented retail spaces and a new
combined rail and interstate bus depot to complete the inter-modal concept. Three historic buildings from the original complex
were revitalized to house office, retail and restaurant uses.
The Alvarado Transportation Center received a conservation award from The Albuquerque Conservation Association (TACA) in
2002, and an “Award of Excellence” from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) in 2001.
Location: Albuquerque, NM Awards: The Albuquerque Conservation Association (TACA), 2002
Award of Excellence, “Civic/Public Project” Category, NAIOP, 2001
Associated General Contractors Best Buildings , 2006
Square Feet: 50,000
Project Completion: 2006
Albuquerque Studios is the first full service film production studio in the State of New Mexico. Located on 28 acres, this
$74 million dollar facility provides comprehensive production support concierge services – the first such full service facility
provided by a studio. Dekker/Perich/Sabatini provided architecture, planning, entitlements, and landscape architecture design
and construction services for this fast-track project. Studio doors opened for operation an incredible seven months from
the project start. Phase 1 consists of 292,000sf of studio, office, and support space in four separate buildings, including the
first building with a pair of sound stages totaling in size with 178’ x 268’ x 55’ by having the sound rated partition wall open
between them. At completion of Phase 1, and at full operation, Albuquerque Studios will have 1000+ people working on-site
daily and making use of the on and off-site services in the new Mesa Del Sol Town Center.
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Square Feet: 292,000, Phase I
Project Completion: February 2009
Jefferson Green @ Journal Center
This “green” building has achieved a Gold LEED rating as well as become our office’s new Albuquerque home. Features that
contributed to energy and water efficiency include a high performance façade, a high-emissivity roof, a highly efficient
mechanical system, energy efficient lighting and appliances, operable windows, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and use of
nonpotable water for irrigation. Product selections emphasized the use of recycled content and regionally fabricated
materials, and a comprehensive construction waste recycling program diverted almost 4,000 tons of waste from landfills.
Over the course of design and construction, LEED goals and requirements were at the forefront of many design decisions.
The building is approximately 85,000 square feet on three stories. A structural steel superstructure with composite framing
and metal deck slabs was utilized for economy and to satisfy an aggressive construction schedule. A unique system of
concrete shearwalls infilling steel framing bays was chosen for economy and aestheics. Most of these walls were left
exposed in the building, creating a striking architectural/structural expression.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) was utilized between Dekker/Perich/Sabatini and the steel fabricator. Shared information
included AutoCAD framing plans as well as 3-D structural frame model created using the RAM Structural System software
package. The fabricator used this information to accelerate pricing, shop drawings, and to rapidly respond to framing
changes required for tenant improvement work within the building.
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Budget: Withheld at owner’s request
Square Feet: 85,000
Project Completion: September 2006
Award: National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP), Award of Excellence, 2006
BlueCross BlueShield Office Building
In collaboration with ZPD+A architects out of Chicago, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini designed this 115,000sf headquarters building
that is focused on the long term needs of the company. With sustainable principles to save energy and the desire to provide
highly efficient and healthy work space for the recruitment and retention of its employees, this facility provides a highly visible
corporate identity to BlueCross BlueShield in New Mexico. The ground floor of the facility includes a 200 seat food service area
and a variety of meeting facilities for training and video conferencing. Natural day lighting, the use of non toxic and renewable
materials, and the provision of clean air are among the strategies implemented in the design. Flexibility of office layouts, and
power and data distribution systems were among the major functional considerations for the facility. With security of staff and
information important to BCBS, the facility has one controlled entrance at the main lobby.
A facility focused on the future, characterized by strong identity, the provision of state of the art work space and support, and
sustainable design strategies, this facility is an important role model for new commercial office buildings.
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Square Feet: 100,000
Project Completion: January 2007
Mariposa Office Building
High Desert Development commissioned Dekker/Perich/Sabatini to design a “21st Century New Mexico landmark” to
establish design guidelines for the town center of their new Mariposa community under development on 4000 virgin acres
northwest of Albuquerque. Simple form, a response to the site by optimal solar orientation, shading and views, natural day
lighting and contrast of materials provides a fresh interpretation of the New Mexico vernacular and a strong sense of place,
rooted in Anasazi tradition.
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Square Feet: 16,300
Project Completion: 2007
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini designed a classic mixed-use city neighborhood that will be “dropped” into a vacant 20-acre brownfield
site between two retail malls in the city’s Uptown area. Known as ABQ Uptown, the development will have the texture and
density of downtown, melding lifestyle, 220,000sf of retail, 265 units of multifamily housing, offices, entertainment, restaurants, a
hotel, and a corner grocery store located nearby with convenient on-street parking.
ABQ Uptown enjoys a definite sense of place, utilizing a regional architectural motif. The manner in which the project themes
were carried forward in the site and landscape design is one of the most memorable aspects of ABQ Uptown. The concepts
for the site were developed concurrently with the architecture. The site design reinforces the regional theme evident in the
architecture, with a plant palette dominated by natives. Use of regional stone and subtle earth tones and finishes allows the
contemporary southwestern architecture and bold plant forms to establish the project identity. Street landscaping, plazas,
fountains, outdoor dining areas residential courtyards and portals are used to energize the pedestrian environment and reinforce
the urban fabric.The site and landscaping was integrally designed with site lighting and signage to create a dynamic, highly
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Square Feet: 250,000
Project Completion: November 2006