www.dpsdesign.org
DEKKER/PERICH/SABATINI



D/P/S provides comprehensive architecture, interiors,
planning, structural engineering and lands...
COMMERCIAL PROJECTS



D/P/S provides specialty design services for a variety of
commercial projects. The firm has purposel...
GOVERNMENT FACILITIES




DP/S provides specialty design and planning services
for a variety of public clients. The firm ha...
WHAT IS LEED?



LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building
rating system developed by the U...
LEED PROJECT DESIGN



D/P/S has extensive experience in the design of LEED buildings and is committed
to incorporating ap...
DALE DEKKER, AIA, AICP



As an original founder of D/P/S, Dale has over 30 years                                EDUCATION...
Historic Albuquerque High School
                 Albuquerque, NM
WILLIAM Q. SABATINI, AIA, ACHA



With over 30 years of experience, Bill serves as the lead                            EDU...
New Mexico Junior College Western Heritage Center
                                        Hobbs, NM
ANDREA MAYHEW HANSON, AIA, CID



With over 25 years of experience, Andrea Hanson                                       ED...
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
 Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education
                           ...
STEVEN J. PERICH, AIA



Steve serves as the Managing Partner for D/P/S. As such,                            EDUCATION

hi...
Clovis Civic Center
         Clovis, NM
CHRISTOPHER R. GUNNING, AIA



As Principal-in-Charge of the commercial group at D/P/S’s                           EDUCATI...
Jefferson Green @ Journal Center
                 Albuquerque, NM
ABQ UPTOWN


D/P/S designed a classic mixed-use city neighborhood that will be “dropped”
into a vacant 20-acre brownfield s...
DEVELOPMENT @25


Having sat vacant for five years, this 300,000sf manufacturing plant and
the 50 acres of land surrounding...
TRICORE REFERENCE LABORATORIES


A reference laboratory is responsible for analyzing biological samples at
a physician’s r...
BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD NEW MEXICO
OFFICE BUILDING


In collaboration with ZPD+A architects out of Chicago, D/P/S designed
th...
SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES
DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION SYSTEMS LABORATORY


The Distributed Information Systems Laboratory (...
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OFFICE BUILDING


The completion of this new field headquarters office building for the San
Juan divisi...
JEFFERSON GREEN @ THE JOURNAL CENTER


This building achieved LEED Gold certification under LEED for Core
and Shell (LEED-C...
MARIPOSA OFFICE BUILDING


High Desert Development commissioned D/P/S to design a “21st Century
New Mexico landmark” to es...
YATES PETROLEUM OFFICE BUILDING


It’s not every day that we get an opportunity to restore some flavor to small
town Americ...
UNNLV - SCIENCE, ENGINEERING
& TECHNOLOGY BUILDING


Future growth and economic diversification in southern Nevada will
pla...
UNM - HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER,
CANCER RESEARCH CENTER


As one of six major projects completed by our firm on the University...
UNMHSC - DOMENICI CENTER FOR
HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION


The design for the Education Building at the University of New Me...
UNR CENTER FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE


D/P/S is currently developing the Facilities Program and Micro-Masterplan
for the new ...
3.5 METER TELESCOPE
KIRTLAND STARFIRE OPTICAL RANGE


This project at Kirtland Air Force Base entailed the design of a 3.5...
NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT,
TRAINING & REHABILITATION OFFICE BUILDING


This two-story, 60,000sf office building for t...
MESA DEL SOL


Mesa del Sol is a development concept for the city’s south mesa—a place
where residents will live, learn, w...
SANDIA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS BUILDING


This three-story office building is located at the Sandi...
SANDIA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK
EMCORE FIBER OPTICS


This facility, located in the Sandia Science & Technology Park, mas...
SENNHEISER OFFICE WAREHOUSE


Sennheiser opened its first United States plant in Albuquerque. The
Albuquerque plant will ma...
BUILDING 700, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
PROTOTYPE LABORATORY


The Building 700 Addition added 7900 square feet of high-bay l...
NEUTRON GENERATOR FACILITY
(RAPID REACTIVATION)


A Conceptual Design Study (CDS) was performed to relocate the existing
N...
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK


D/P/S provided on-call master planning services to the University o...
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  1. 1. www.dpsdesign.org
  2. 2. DEKKER/PERICH/SABATINI D/P/S 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, D/P/S is able to meet the specific needs of each of our clients. Our clients dream of functional, beautiful buildings. Our passion is to help our clients realize those dreams. Every project is a new opportunity to surpass expectations, respond to new technologies and create functional, comfortable and stimulating places that work. With a strong, client-focused commitment, the firm’s multi-disciplinary, rational approach results in a constant search for design excellence. We organize and focus our entire team’s efforts to design projects that: are functionally based & user-driven; respond to current and future technologies; strive to meet the highest standards of craftsmanship, code compliance and building technology; are appropriate in image to time, place and function; and most importantly, meet our client’s budget and schedule. D/P/S uses a multidisciplinary approach to architecture and design. We never compromise our clients’ needs for our design aesthetic; instead, our architects, landscape architects, interior designers and engineers work as a team with our clients to find great design solutions. And we don’t stop there. We roll up our sleeves during bidding, construction, the warranty period and beyond, engaged in every step, from the first drawing to the last drop of paint. Excellent design solutions can only provide value if they are built and maintained as envisioned. excellence in the entire Southwest Region.
  3. 3. COMMERCIAL PROJECTS D/P/S 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 Services Provided 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. We understand time is money to our clients and, therefore, regularly work on a fast-track basis to complete projects. This translates to real savings to the owner in terms of interest and carrying costs. We consult with the client early in the project to determine the best method of procuring the construction services. Over 50% of the commercial projects completed are some method of expedited construction such as design-build, negotiated with a single general contractor, guaranteed maximum price or invited bid to selected general contractors. In Specific Project Types many of these cases, multiple drawing/permit packages are issued by D/P/S to expedite the construction. Clients of D/P/S include real estate professionals, corporations, developers, financial institutions, contractors and business owners. We belong to numerous industry-related organizations and support research activities of such organizations to stay abreast of current trends in the market, as well as forecasts for future trends. This knowledge is of benefit not only to our firm, but also to the clients who hire us. Special consideration is given during the design phase of all commercial projects to the future tenant improvements that will occur in the building. The firm’s in- house interior design and space planning group is engaged early in the conceptual design phase to insure that leasing depths, window placement and spacing, ceiling heights, building technology and security are all designed to respond to the latest trends and tenant requirements. We believe that our buildings must not only look good and be responsive to the market on the day they open, but also for years to come. This includes both the building’s exterior as well as its interior.
  4. 4. GOVERNMENT FACILITIES DP/S provides specialty design and planning services for a variety of public clients. The firm has purposely staffed the company with professionals having “hands on” experience with government projects throughout the southwest, including personnel who have project experience while serving in the public sector. Their talent enables us to develop innovative planning and design solutions that draw upon “lessons learned” from the various government agencies served. It also allows us to develop innovative solutions while at the same time satisfying the varying regulatory requirements and constraints of the agencies. We realize that more than ever quality is what sets a project apart and makes it successful. Quality must be designed into the project from the beginning. A well-designed building or renovation project allows our public clients to respond to tight budgets, schedules and regulatory and mission constraints. We understand that in the public sector, facility dollars are difficult to come by and that, when funds are obtained, they are often accompanied by tight budgets and schedule constraints including, often time, the need to obligate funds within a specific time period. By understanding the various missions, facility procedures and procurement practices of our public clients, we are able to respond in a timely and quality fashion. We structure design packages with options that satisfy both mission and facility requirements and obtain the best value for the dollars available. Over 60% of our government projects are accomplished under “on call” or “indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery” contracts and range from minor restroom renovations to the planning and design of major laboratory or mission support facilities. Major facilities have also been planned and designed using both the traditional design/bid approach and the innovative design/build approaches. Public clients include federal, state and local government agencies and quasi- public agencies such as Sandia National Laboratories. Related clients also include military-industrial complex contractors who perform mission support for various public entities. Special consideration is given during the design phase of all government projects to providing maximum flexibility for future re-configuration or reuse of the facility. We believe our buildings must not only be completely technically responsive to mission function, but must also be user friendly and aesthetically pleasing both in the building’s exterior, as well as the interior.
  5. 5. WHAT IS LEED? LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building rating system developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). USGBC is a national, non-profit organization consisting of members such as architecture and engineering firms, contractors, manufacturers and building owners. USGBC was formed in 1993, and the first LEED rating system was released in 1998. LEED began as a single-rating system known as LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations (LEED-NC). LEED offers third-party certification of a project’s sustainable characteristics based on a review of project documentation. LEED certification is required for many city, state, and federal projects and is considered by many private developers and institutions to carry a marketing benefit. USGBC has since created a few other LEED rating systems for specific project types, including LEED for Core and Shell (LEED-CS), LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI), LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB), LEED for Schools (LEED-S), and LEED for Homes (LEED-H). The original version, LEED-NC, remains the most widely used system and has been periodically updated to incorporate new reference standards or minor changes to the credit requirements. Jefferson Green, D/P/S’s new office building, achieved LEED Gold certification under LEED-CS for the building core and shell and site features. It is also pursuing LEED Silver under LEED-CI for one of the tenant spaces. LEED-CS was developed to address the scope of speculative core and shell development, where the owner/developer does not control tenant build-out for items such as interior finishes and lighting. The requirements for each credit are limited to the scope of the project, and credits can be accomplished through incorporation in the shell construction or through lease requirements. Tenants can choose to pursue a LEED-CI certification on their TI build-out, but are not required to. Each of the LEED rating systems are organized into six categories which contain credits and prerequisites. A project must achieve all prerequisites in order to attain any level of LEED certification. For LEED-NC and LEED-CS the prerequisites include: Construction Activity and Pollution Prevention Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Systems Minimum Energy Performance Fundamental Refrigerant Management Storage and Collection of Recyclables Minimum IAQ Performance Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) Control
  6. 6. LEED PROJECT DESIGN D/P/S has extensive experience in the design of LEED buildings and is committed to incorporating appropriate sustainable strategies into our projects. Although sustainable design has recently become a popular national trend, our firm has embraced this concept for many years as responsible design professionals. We have realized energy efficient projects for our unique climate by using common sense approaches to building siting, solar orientation, appropriate fenestration, building mass, appropriate mechanical systems, and the use of building materials readily available in our region. D/P/S has become increasingly involved in LEED-based projects in the past few years. We have been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, the organization that created LEED, since 2001. We have designed many projects that have achieved or are pursuing LEED certification, and several other projects that were designed to LEED standards but are not pursuing formal certification. These include educational, commercial, residential, and civic projects designed using the LEED-NC, LEED-CS, and LEED-CI rating systems. In addition, D/P/S has more LEED Accredited Professionals on staff than any other firm in New Mexico. We currently have 20 LEED Accredited Professionals. Through our internal training program, we have trained over 100 staff members in both the fundamentals of LEED and our own method for successfully managing LEED projects. Led by LEED Accredited Professionals, our internal design review process ensures that relevant sustainable design issues are considered at each phase of the design process. We strive to create facilities that operate efficiently to minimize operating costs, save water and energy, and provide a healthy, comfortable atmosphere for employees and visitors. We place each environmental issue in its proper perspective. As the design progresses, we introduce comparative analyses of alternative systems to identify options that best meet both the client’s needs and LEED requirements. Our LEED experts incorporate LEED requirements into the construction specifications and review submittals and applications for payment to ensure that LEED requirements are met. D/P/S has the knowledge base and proven experience to address fundamental sustainable issues during initial concept development, analyze and develop these strategies throughout design to meet LEED requirements and the owner’s needs, and manage implementation during construction to ensure that LEED goals are attained.
  7. 7. DALE DEKKER, AIA, AICP As an original founder of D/P/S, Dale has over 30 years EDUCATION experience as a registered architect and planner. His extensive experience includes high tech, one-of-a-kind research facilities for Sandia National Laboratory, award PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS winning school designs for Albuquerque Public Schools, and socially responsible designs of assisted living facilities for the elderly. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Raised in Albuquerque, Dale has developed an extensive network of individuals and companies that are routinely brought together to assist our clients in creating successful projects. A recent example of Dale’s efforts is the nationally recognized renovation and adaptive reuse of the Old Albuquerque High School, near downtown Albuquerque. This project “saved” one of the more architecturally significant and loved structures in our community for future generations, through a complex private-public partnership. Dale also is very involved in enhancing the quality of life in our community by participating as a volunteer on a variety of boards and commissions. Dale serves on the executive board of the Economic Forum, the boards of the NextGen Economy, the Albuquerque Economic Development (AED), the National Board of Directors for the National Association of Industrial and Office Park developers (NAIOP) and was appointed by Governor Bill Richardson to the Construction Industries Commission and the Governor’s Education Progress Agenda Task Force. As an experienced architect and planner, Dale is committed to building a better state and community.
  8. 8. Historic Albuquerque High School Albuquerque, NM
  9. 9. WILLIAM Q. SABATINI, AIA, ACHA With over 30 years of experience, Bill serves as the lead EDUCATION Design Principal for D/P/S where his primary role is to manage project teams to achieve design excellence. A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, his decision to pursue a Master of Architecture at the University of New Mexico brought him to the west in 1972. After a rich PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS learning experience as an intern in New Mexico, Bill got his start as a design team leader in 1978 on high-profile public projects in Las Vegas, Nevada, and later in Kansas City, Missouri for large, multi-disciplined design firms. With assignments as the lead design architect on high profile, public and private projects, he perfected a disciplined, rational design process that is particularly applicable to complex and programmatically challenging facilities. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Bill has completed numerous higher education projects including student centers, libraries, student housing, teaching facilities and research laboratories. He has also completed successful health care projects involving complex, multi-user functional challenges. With his home in Albuquerque, Bill currently leads the firm’s efforts in corporate administrative facilities, higher education, and health care. His leadership has helped earn the firm a strong reputation for design excellence in the entire Southwest Region.
  10. 10. New Mexico Junior College Western Heritage Center Hobbs, NM
  11. 11. ANDREA MAYHEW HANSON, AIA, CID With over 25 years of experience, Andrea Hanson EDUCATION serves as the Principal-in-Charge of D/P/S’s Interior Design Group. Andrea’s passion for design began when she decided to pursue a degree in architecture at Tulane University in the late 1970’s. While completing her degree, Andrea became very interested in architecture as well as interior design. She was fascinated with the relationship between the two disciplines and how together PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS they could be used to create successful design solutions. Now, as both a registered architect and a licensed interior designer, Andrea is extremely experienced at using a collaborative design process to create truly creative spaces. Andrea’s professional experience covers a broad range of project types, including commercial, retail, healthcare, and higher education. She is an integral part of every design team, ensuring a cohesive and collaborative design process between the exterior and interior design teams. It is her responsibility to ensure projects meet the specific needs of each client. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Andrea is a registered architect in Louisiana and California, and a licensed interior designer in New Mexico and Nevada. She is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification and is a member of both the American Institute of Architects and the International Facility Management Association. Her creative approach has contributed to the firm’s regional reputation for excellence in interior architecture.
  12. 12. University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education Albuquerque, NM
  13. 13. STEVEN J. PERICH, AIA Steve serves as the Managing Partner for D/P/S. As such, EDUCATION his primary role is to ensure the firm’s resources are fully committed and properly applied, so that the firm may follow its stated philosophy of “solving clients’ problems PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS by providing outstanding service and innovative design.” Steve maintains an awareness of projects in the office and throughout the project process. He coordinates with project managers, making sure key personnel are working extensively with each client to establish the project’s quality, schedule PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS and budget expectations. Steve constantly evaluates and implements procedures for quality assurance and training to keep D/P/S personnel, services and product delivery among the best in the industry. Steve’s focus and personal commitment to maintaining superior personnel and processes are responsible for the firm’s ability to retain excellent staff, deliver a quality product, consistently exceed client expectations and keep the firm at the forefront of leading design firms in the United States.
  14. 14. Clovis Civic Center Clovis, NM
  15. 15. CHRISTOPHER R. GUNNING, AIA As Principal-in-Charge of the commercial group at D/P/S’s EDUCATION Albuquerque office, Chris participates in a variety of project typesincludingcommercial/retail,hospitality,residentialand public projects. His project experience with other firms includes military and governmental, PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS medical research, secondary and post-secondary educational and distribution/ warehouse facilities. With over 20 years of experience, Chris brings an extensive amount of design knowledge to the D/P/S commercial group. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Relevant Experience: Control Committee, Albuquerque, NM
  16. 16. Jefferson Green @ Journal Center Albuquerque, NM
  17. 17. ABQ UPTOWN D/P/S 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 will enjoy a definite sense of place, utilizing a regional architectural motif. Regional materials and colors will provide the unifying element to which a broad palette of field and accent colors will be applied. Street landscaping, plazas, fountains, outdoor dining areas residential courtyards and portals will be used to reinforce the urban fabric. This urban infill project will accommodate residents and be pedestrian friendly for patrons and visitors. Apartments and offices will be located above retail outlets as well as in on-ground courtyard buildings situated on the periphery. In addition to convenient on-street parking, parking structures will be wrapped inside buildings. Articulated and defined areas will bring prominence to the ground level retail. Restaurants will be mixed throughout the development with a combination of national and local operators. The impetus for the development was a sector plan adopted by the city of Albuquerque that required construction on the site to be high density. The full build out plan for ABQ Uptown represents a density of 1.33 FAR (floor area ratio), equivalent to urban downtown areas. Phase I construction for ABQ Uptown began in March of 2005. The project was completed in Fall of 2006. The Hunt Development group has also secured an additional 11 acres immediately across Indian School road bordering the south edge of this property. D/P/S’ planning and conceptual design is underway for a hotel and an entertainment complex that will connect at grade and pedestrian bridge levels. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  18. 18. DEVELOPMENT @25 Having sat vacant for five years, this 300,000sf manufacturing plant and the 50 acres of land surrounding it was considered an eye sore by the City of Albuquerque. AGB Albuquerque LLC viewed the property as a prime piece of real estate and purchased the property. AGB then hired D/P/S to reposition the property and create a redevelopment vision for Albuquerque’s fastest growing area. Together AGB and D/P/S created a redevelopment masterplan that offered the Albuquerque area a high-end mixed-use office park. The idea was to convert the existing manufacturing plan into much needed large tenant office suites (available contiguously for up to 125,000sf) and divide the large site into individual parcels that would be designed for office, retail, restaurant, hotel and bank uses. The redevelopment masterplan received approval from the City and the property was subdivided into 15 separate parcels that range in size from 1.15 acres to 19 acres. All of the parcels were sold and developed and 100% of the office space in the renovated manufacturing plant has been leased. This project presented several challenges to our design team. The project involved the design and implementation of a subdivision masterplan in order to create a Business Park, as well as renovate a pre-existing manufacturing building. In order to energize the park and provide access to each of the parcels, the small cafeteria/kitchen portion of the existing manufacturing building was demolished to create two separate buildings, a 250,000sf single- story building and a 48,000sf two-story building. Both of the buildings were given a complete face lift. Portions of the masonry and brick exterior walls were removed and replaced with expansive aluminum and glass curtain walls and storefront. New custom painted steel sunshades and light standard elements were added to provide shading from the harsh New Mexico sun. Portions of the exterior wall along each side of the one-story building were removed. The roof structures were left exposed to create “V-shaped” tenant entries and to reduce the visual length of the facades. The corners of each building were reconstructed to create contemporary entry lobbies and a strong visual identity Location: Albuquerque, NM
  19. 19. TRICORE REFERENCE LABORATORIES A reference laboratory is responsible for analyzing biological samples at a physician’s request within 24 hours. TriCore is the 15th such lab to be built in the United States. TriCore was founded in 1998 by combining the laboratory operations of University of New Mexico, Presbyterian and St. Vincent hospitals. Because of tight site restrictions, the 90,000sf facility is organized as a three-story scheme and allows for future expansion in the lower-level parking area without increasing the overall floor print. The design for the new facility is centered on a diagonal circulation street, with laboratory functions on one side and administration on the other. As the laboratory’s needs change in the future, the facility’s design allows for flexibility and growth by allowing reorganization of the functions, utilities and process flows. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  20. 20. BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD NEW MEXICO OFFICE BUILDING In collaboration with ZPD+A architects out of Chicago, D/P/S 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
  21. 21. SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION SYSTEMS LABORATORY The Distributed Information Systems Laboratory (DISL) is a state-of-the- art office, engineering and computer visualization facility located at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California (SNL/CA). The purpose of DISL is to develop and implement distributed information systems for our country’s defense programs. DISL will bring together new technologies in secure networking, high performance distributed computing, visualization and collaboration technologies and design, engineering and manufacturing environments. The design of DISL was driven by strict criteria including high security, flexible work environments, collaborative environments, and sustainability. Located in the center of the SNL/CA Livermore campus, the facility provides a town center for the entire SNL campus, utilizing plazas and open spaces to promote interaction and collaboration of the scientists and information technology specialists who work at the site and its surrounding facilities. Special attention was paid to security and access control to the facility, while maintaining a friendly, open appearance to university and industry collaborators who will frequently access the unsecured portions of the facility. Office concepts were utilized that promote teaming and collaboration for engineers and information technologists. Video conferencing facilities are spread throughout the facility to afford interaction with other engineers at distant sites. Sustainable design features are prominently featured in the architectural design of DISL. Orientation of the building was established in order to maximize opportunities for natural day lighting. The building is designed to be certified by the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and is a demonstration facility showcasing the federal government’s commitment to sustainable design principles and energy efficiency. This building demonstrates a responsible use of public funds to provide functional work space for an important public mission while also presenting an image appropriate to the site and the building’s purpose. Location: Livermore, CA
  22. 22. BURLINGTON RESOURCES OFFICE BUILDING The completion of this new field headquarters office building for the San Juan division of Burlington Resources provided state-of-the-art workspace on four levels, totaling over 110,000sf. Burlington recognized the need for a headquarters that provides the people of their organization a facility that helps them work better -- more effectively, more efficiently and more comfortably. To meet the unique demands of the project, D/P/S and its multidisciplined team were hired to provide comprehensive services, including facility programming, architecture and engineering, interior design, space planning and complete furniture procurement. The design of the project was developed from the inside out, where detailed functional requirements for each department dictated the internal layout of the facility and the resulting exterior image and form. Casual meeting areas were located at key vertical and horizontal intersections within the building. The office space was organized around a central four-story atrium, providing visibility from floor to floor and the opportunity for more frequent chance meetings, thereby encouraging interaction among employees. A variety of new spaces were devised, including a combination of closed, private spaces with open, shared “teaming” space. The exterior envelope of the building responds to the microclimate and the specific site. Excellent views were provided while mitigating the negative influences of harsh, hot sun and strong winds. The main public entrance is oriented to the east on the ground floor while the field employee entrance is on level two, taking advantage of the sloping site. The exterior appearance of the building, utilizing a combination of a mostly transparent glass curtain wall system and an opaque synthetic stucco wall system, provides a fresh, contemporary expression appropriate to a progressive, high technology company such as Burlington Resources. Location: Farmington, NM
  23. 23. JEFFERSON GREEN @ THE JOURNAL CENTER This building achieved LEED Gold certification under LEED for Core and Shell (LEED-CS) and is anticipating another Gold certification under LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI). 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 exterior design blends local traditions with high-tech performance by combining a thick stucco wall perforated by deeply recessed windows with a sleek curtain wall system, and varying the glazing and shading strategies according to the orientation of each façade. The high performance glazing is shaded by integral external horizontal shades to balance daylight penetration with energy efficiency. The reflective, high-emissivity roof membrane helps reduce cooling load. A direct-indirect evaporative cooling system provides efficient operation and an option for “free” cooling using outside air. The underfloor air system saves energy, provides flexibility for future layout changes, and distributes air to diffusers near each occupant to allow individual temperature control. Operable windows provide additional fresh air and individual control over the environment. Plumbing fixtures use 30% less water than typical while allowing for ease of use and maintenance. The site was designed to maintain the existing mature trees to the south of the building, and direct run off to the planted areas to promote natural water harvesting and reduce irrigation requirements. The new xeric landscaping throughout the site is designed to use less water than a conventional landscape, and all landscape irrigation is provided by the city’s industrial wastewater line to conserve the city’s supply of potable water. Exterior light fixtures were designed to minimize light pollution and its effects on night sky access and nocturnal habitats. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  24. 24. MARIPOSA OFFICE BUILDING High Desert Development commissioned D/P/S 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
  25. 25. YATES PETROLEUM OFFICE BUILDING It’s not every day that we get an opportunity to restore some flavor to small town America. Artesia, New Mexico, a small town of 12,000 residents located in Southeastern New Mexico, needed a little luster to bring life back to its historic Main Street. Through the design of the Yates Petroleum Corporation headquarters expansion, we accomplished just that: a state-of-the-art corporate office building sensitive to its urban context and providing a catalyst for revitalization. Yates Petroleum Corporation, a successful family business headquartered in Artesia since 1907, has contributed positively to the town’s economic well- being. When the company outgrew its outdated facilities, civic pride and a passion for preservation convinced them to expand the company’s corporate headquarters to an adjacent site on Main Street. This move augmented efforts already undertaken by the community to revitalize “Main Street Artesia.” Successful efforts to raise funds for the project from federal and private sources brought dramatic changes to Artesia in the form of new street paving, curbs and sidewalks, lighting, parking and street landscaping. But the completion of the block-long, 95,000sf, three-story headquarters addition resulted in the total transformation of a previously dated and tired streetscape to one truly representative of the vibrant spirit of this hard- working community. The new main entrance, visible from Main Street, is a three-story entry rotunda featuring a glazed stairway, elevator and conference spaces. The rotunda functions as a hub from which visitors can easily access various functions, and connects with two enclosed sky bridges for easy passage to other buildings of the Yates complex. The steel structure of the entry rotunda, visible through its glass skin, subtly references an oil derrick. The interior of the building combines drama with efficiency. The building is enhanced by simple and flexible office floor plates, a centralized main break room, meeting rooms, library spaces, a computer center and a flexible data and communications infrastructure. Location: Artesia, NM
  26. 26. UNNLV - SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY BUILDING Future growth and economic diversification in southern Nevada will place increasing demands on the engineering and science colleges at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. To meet these needs, UNLV has acquired approval for a new academic research building, an interactive environment in which collaborative research in science and engineering will be conducted. The project includes a utility/infrastructure upgrade to ease current demands as well as to accommodate the needs of the new structure. The Science and Engineering Building will facilitate increased disciplinary interaction, enable better space allocation management and provide efficient facilities. The proposed facility will create spaces that are less defined by discipline, are more versatile and encourage interaction. The building must have multiple-scope facilities that encourage the unencumbered exchange of ideas. These facilities will range from Internet- based teleconferencing centers, with at least one large, fully instrumented conference room, to smaller spaces where a handful of faculty and students can gather to share the progress of their work. Because the future of science and engineering research is unpredictable, the research building will be equipped with dynamically allocated space. Space must be easily convertible from one use to another, so that today’s “wet” lab can seamlessly and economically become a “dry” lab tomorrow. Large, fixed elements and their pipes and ducts will be placed along the exterior walls or interior corridors, with sinks and hoods in the corners and all other parts of the laboratory remaining open. Movable furniture, benches that are suitable for group work, and ubiquitous power and data outlets will help create a space that can easily be adapted for a diversity of research topics. The campus will be greatly enhanced by the new building, which will serve as an icon for science and engineering. A combination of open architecture, meeting facilities, large public spaces and display areas will provide a showcase for activities in science and engineering. Location: Las Vegas, NV
  27. 27. UNM - HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, CANCER RESEARCH CENTER As one of six major projects completed by our firm on the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center campus, this four-story facility was designed to augment the growing cancer treatment program at the hospital through expanded research activities. Housing epidemiology and biomedical research facilities, the concrete frame structure contains three floors of laboratory space, one floor of epidemiology program research offices and a basement for mechanical space and freezer specimen storage. The consolidation of collaborating members of research programs simplifies coordination of activities. Conference spaces and meeting rooms have been provided on every floor to enhance formal and informal communication. The building is designed with separation of laboratory mechanical and electrical systems and meets strict vibration control standards. It is equipped with efficient, well-organized laboratory environments designed to the highest performance standards. The laboratories were designed on a standard lab planning module to allow maximum flexibility, including the ability to change sizes and configurations as researchers change laboratory requirements. Designed to complement the modern forms of the existing medical complex buildings, the building is attached via a new weather-protected bridge to the existing Biomedical Research Facility. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  28. 28. UNMHSC - DOMENICI CENTER FOR HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION The design for the Education Building at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is about interaction and collaboration between students, faculty and the public. To encourage collaborative, multidisciplinary medical education, the program of this facility utilizes two key strategies. The first blurs the traditional boundaries of three groups—the colleges of nursing, pharmacy and medicine—who will share the same space to implement a multidisciplinary approach to effect a collaborative learning environment. The second strategy accommodates the most specialized of the building’s spaces, the Clinical Performance Center, where students learn to diagnose and treat illnesses through simulated patients, virtual reality teaching spaces and interactive mannequin simulations. Closely resembling actual treatment facilities, these simulation environments are also offered to the off-campus medical community for continuing education. The Clinical Performance Center, its main entrance from an outdoor courtyard created to provide an outdoor space for studying and student interaction, is located on the ground floor to provide ease of access and to allow for future expansion. The one-story base of the Clinical Performance Center visually anchors the building to the site and provides a transition of scale from the neighboring low-rise single-family residences to the east. Similarly, the larger lecture spaces are located on the ground floor around the courtyard, providing easy access for large groups and allowing the court to serve as prefunction space. The other classrooms are located in a two-level block above the one-story Clinical Performance Center, serving as a link to the main lobby along the primary pedestrian entry. Excellent mountain views to the east reinforce wayfinding within the building. In addition to its internal functional requirements, the building is site-specific in its organization and image. The multifunctional program is reflected in a building that is not centered around itself, but gathers its spaces together around outdoor activities as a collaborative gesture to its campus context. In this way the spirit of interaction, part of the building’s conception, becomes reality in its design. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  29. 29. UNR CENTER FOR MOLECULAR MEDICINE D/P/S is currently developing the Facilities Program and Micro-Masterplan for the new UNR Center for Molecular Medicine. The Facility will be located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno adjacent to the University of Nevada School of Medicine complex at the north end of the campus. The facility will be designed to a $62.5 million dollar construction budget excluding FF&E and will provide approximately 105,000sf of research laboratory, vivarium and clinical space for the University and its private partners, The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Center of Excellence, Red Labs and the Nevada Cancer Institute. The project is interdisciplinary in nature and will incorporate the fundamentals of sustainability and energy efficiency. The project will be capable of achieving LEEDTM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and meet the criteria set forth by Labs21. Location: Reno, NV
  30. 30. 3.5 METER TELESCOPE KIRTLAND STARFIRE OPTICAL RANGE This project at Kirtland Air Force Base entailed the design of a 3.5M telescope protected by a collapsible dome and base enclosure, an earth sheltered optical laboratory, an entry complex and a 3,500sf mechanical plant. The fifth largest telescope in the world, this 3.5M facility is a New Mexico architectural archetype, sustained by our clear and expansive sky, military resources and rugged landscape. The facility design, in addition to meeting extensive functional requirements, necessitated complete interfacing of engineering requirements and the supporting architecture. Our challenge was to explore opportunities for architectural expression to convey the evocative power of the technology simply and elegantly. All building structural systems were isolated from the telescope base to eliminate vibration disturbance. Rock anchors extending 40 feet into the granite outcropping permit the telescope enclosure incremental adjustment, effectively increasing the mass of the telescope and decreasing the natural frequency at which it vibrates. Seismic isolation tables placed below optical equipment further stabilize the optical path. Due to the great deal of heat generated by the facility, a 3,500sf mechanical plant is situated 1,500 feet down wind of the telescopes and incorporates a 70,000 cu. ft. ice storage tank to provide cooling to the laboratory equipment and telescope mirrors. Utilities and an exhaust duct for the 3.5M telescope lie in a conditioned concrete chase connecting SOR and the mechanical plant. The 24,000sf earth sheltered laboratory facility provides “clean room” optical laboratories to support atmospheric compensation experiments, the focus of operations at SOR. Earth sheltering, reflective materials with low emissivity and HEPA-filtered laminar flow air supply air system reduce thermal interference between facility buildings and the telescopes. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  31. 31. NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING & REHABILITATION OFFICE BUILDING This two-story, 60,000sf office building for the State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, is designed to bring together several departments that are scattered throughout Las Vegas in various facilities and provide for anticipated future growth. The facility features private and open office landscape environments for administrative offices, a central computer center, an employee food service area, and a records storage warehouse. In addition to the detailed performance requirements of the owner, the building is designed to meet LEED Silver Certification. Strategies include natural day- lighting throughout, drought tolerant landscaping and water harvesting, and energy conservation through the innovative use of underfloor HVAC supply. The building is sited to capitalize on the magnificent views to the east and takes advantage of the slope of the site providing entry for the public on a secure lower level and separate entry for the staff on the upper level. Located in an established, older neighborhood, other State of Nevada facilities adjoin the site as well as a public school and residences. The DETR site development will provide various desert demonstration gardens with walking paths open to the DETR employees, surrounding residents, and fellow State employees to become a connection between the State, its neighbors, and the community. The floor plans, site design, and overall building form for this project were generated by an adherence to sustainable design strategies Even with these strict parameters, the exterior design provides a welcoming, aesthetically pleasing, strong public image for this important public service. The building looks like it belongs in the Nevada desert. Location: Las Vegas, NV
  32. 32. MESA DEL SOL Mesa del Sol is a development concept for the city’s south mesa—a place where residents will live, learn, work and play in an environment that will set the standard for New Urbanism developments in North America. The 12,900 acre area of land will be a place where history and tradition meet the 21st Century. Combining job creation and sustainable urban community planning, Mesa del Sol will reflect a balance of environmental resources, economic objectives and social amenities in a community that is forward- looking with a highly-defined sense of place. To create this sense of place, certain New Urbanism concepts will be incorporated throughout Mesa del Sol. There will be an emphasis on ways to maximize walking, bicycling and transit use, thus reducing the need for private automobiles. There will be a commitment to conserve natural areas and connections between them, in order to maintain viable habitat for native plants and animals. Buildings will be designed to minimize energy use, including water conservation. Upon completion, Mesa del Sol will feature an employment center with high paying jobs, community centers, village centers, an urban retail center and a variety of open space areas with parks and walking trails. Mesa del Sol will be a true live, learn, work and play community and a public/private partnership from its funding and design to its actual construction. D/P/S is supporting Calthorpe and Associates as the local planner, and is providing guidance on site planning, entitlements, landscape architecture and architecture. We are currently in design on the first employment center buildings for the development. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  33. 33. SANDIA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS BUILDING This three-story office building is located at the Sandia Science & Technology Park. Its tenant is the Cooperative Monitoring Center from Sandia National Laboratories. The Cooperative Monitoring Center monitors the movement of nuclear material around the world and deals with other arms control and nonproliferation issues. The mission of the center requires that the building be accessible by the public; yet provide external and internal security. The exterior of the building has a contemporary design that uses regional materials and colors. The building footprint, exterior window placement and HVAC system are designed for maximum flexibility for current and future space planning. The building includes conferencing centers and a major display and exhibit area for the public to view nuclear tools and products. Light laboratories allow internal development of techniques to monitor nuclear programs. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  34. 34. SANDIA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARK EMCORE FIBER OPTICS This facility, located in the Sandia Science & Technology Park, master planned by D/P/S, houses 150 employees for a high technology manufacturer of microlasers for low earth orbit satellites. Designed to be built in phases, Phase I comprised 50,000sf, including Class 1000 and Class 100 cleanrooms and office space. Phase II comprised another 20,000sf plus tenant improvements to 23,000sf of Phase I. Phase III comprised 67,300sf. The primary challenges were centered around the need to complete the facility under a very aggressive schedule and within a construction budget not to exceed $42 million. The owner’s schedule was driven by the market demand for products developed and manufactured at this facility. Market conditions dictated a start date of December 1997 for design and an occupancy date of October 1998 for the facility--only 10 months for the entire process! To meet the aggressive schedule, a complete design/build team was formed at the outset and criteria for the facility, including a projected schedule, were established in meetings with the owner, design/build team and city officials. The site zoning required the preparation of a submittal to the City Environmental Planning Commission and approval of a Site Development Plan by the Development Review Board. Approvals from the State Environmental Health Agencies for use of toxic and explosive materials at the facility were also required. The City Building Permit Division and Planning Departments were kept updated on the status of the project to promote smooth, on-time inspections and approvals. The building was completed on time for the owner’s occupancy in September, 1998. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  35. 35. SENNHEISER OFFICE WAREHOUSE Sennheiser opened its first United States plant in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque plant will manufacture printed circuit boards for use in their products and will assemble wireless headphones and digital wireless microphones. This new 48,000sf manufacturing and assembly facility is located south of the intersection of I-25 and Alameda. Due to the extremely fast track delivery schedule (85-days), this Design/Build project required close coordination with the City of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department, Planning Department and Building Department. The fast track schedule was agreed upon by all parties involved which influenced Sennheiser to locate its business in Albuquerque. In addition, the project required City approval of Industrial Revenue Bonds. The building is very functional, and it was delivered on time and within budget. This is a single story, job-cast tilt-up concrete wall and steel structure building. Reid & Associates was the Design/Build contractor. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  36. 36. BUILDING 700, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROTOTYPE LABORATORY The Building 700 Addition added 7900 square feet of high-bay lab space and 5700 square feet of offices to the existing building 700. The lab space was built as a vault type room (VTR). The office spaces were richly appointed and feature a translucent panel clerestory to bring daylight throughout the space. Some of the interior finishes were carried into the existing building to help knit the two together. Offices were designed to be flexible as they were to accommodate varying combinations of managers, staff and tech personnel. Forces that shaped this addition included the desire to match the exterior of the existing building and constraints on the footprint from site utilities. We continued the use of split-faced gray with red scoria CMU at the office’s exterior walls and CMU high-bay walls with a “crown” of EIFS encircling the top 10 feet. We continued the color coat of EIFS on to the existing building to unify the appearance. All existing exterior metal was painted to match the new thermal aluminum windows of the addition. The checker plate accent panels were painted to blend with the EIFS. Architectural challenges included maintaining design flexibility and incorporating daylight harvesting. The translucent panel clerestory and half- light doors ensured the office area would be flooded with light. Daylight sensors were installed on the clerestory fixtures to ensure consistent light levels on overcast days. The half-light doors have fluted glass to maintain privacy while allowing light to pass through. We developed a module based on the special needs of the Sandia employee and provide office areas that could conform to a multitude of configurations. This enabled us to provide the user with flexible spaces. Changes in scope which affected the budget and estimate included additional electrical and communications site work. MEP changes, due to cost cutting measures by SNL, removed the relocation or purchase of lab equipment from this package to become a “future” item. Work had been done to include hookups and other fixtures, but drawings were not reworked to include this. The north end mechanical room was to be extended. Architecturally we studied forms and joining curved radii masonry walls of varying heights into a cohesive element that looked as if it were always there. The electrical site work affected civil site work which affected architectural hardscapes such as sidewalks and landscaping and irrigation. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  37. 37. NEUTRON GENERATOR FACILITY (RAPID REACTIVATION) A Conceptual Design Study (CDS) was performed to relocate the existing Neutron Generator Assembly (NGA) operations from Building 870 to Building 857 at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). The CDS was performed to support the increase in production requirements at SNL associated with a Department of Energy directive schedule. The new schedule called for neutron generator production rates that are considerably higher than the capacity currently designed for in existing Building 870. As a result of the successful CDS, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini performed Title I and Title II services as part of a Congressional line item project entitled Rapid Reactivation. This design entailed: current Building 857 to the north, including appropriate site improvements. The new building addition provides additional laboratory space to relocate all of the NGA operations from Building 870. The addition also includes offices, rest rooms and a break room. The project design included the integration and installation of both new and relocated technical equipment and associated personnel from Building 870. The addition is one story and is integrated with the surrounding manufacturing district architectural features. Disruptions or outages to critical operations in Building 857 were minimized. Building 870 after the new addition is complete and ready for occupancy. This will include developing a list of all equipment to be moved and minimum downtime. Design included all of the building systems needed to support the Building 857 addition, including space planning layouts, civil, structural, architectural, mechanical, controls and electrical systems addressing power, lighting, communications and special systems. Architectural compatibility with the SNL campus and the surrounding buildings was a prime consideration. Location: Albuquerque, NM
  38. 38. UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK D/P/S provided on-call master planning services to the University of New Mexico Science and Technology Corporation for its Science and Technology Park. The firm explored the conceptual time horizons and the conceptual estimated costs, including on- and off-site infrastructure, of developing tracts for research and development, technology companies and technology transfer incubators. Properties were examined for research and development users or for high technology or light manufacturing tenants. D/P/S helped the university anticipate both the “fast track” approval and development schedule most many high-technology clients require. In addition, infrastructure improvements, zone changes and strategies for approval by government agencies, such as the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC), were outlined for the university. Location: Albuquerque, NM
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