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Art Dekker: A Father's Day Salute

This Father's Day we honor Art Dekker for his positive influence on the innovative enterprise we know of today as D/P/S.

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ENMU's Golden Student Success Center Awarded LEED Gold Building Certification

One of the prime University goals and challenges for this project was attaining LEED Gold Certification. Transforming the existing concrete frame building with tight floor-to-floor heights and little natural light into an open, daylit, and energy efficient space required multiple design changes.

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D/P/S Ranks in ENR's Top 500 Design Firms

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) has again been ranked among the 2019 ENR Top 500 Design Firms.

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Resilient Cities Need Green Infrastructure

​Stormwater management is an urban resilience issue - impacting water quality and the natural environment, public health and well-being, and economic development.

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Interns Find Their Niche at D/P/S

Helen and Olivia, students at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, recently spent four months working with different D/P/S teams where they gained professional experience working in our collaborative, open office environment.

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D/P/S Names New CEO, COO

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Benjamin Gardner and Kendal Giles to lead the firm into the future. Gardner has been named Chief Executive Officer, while Giles will take on the role of Chief Operations Officer.

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2019 IIDA PRIDE Awards Honor Design Excellence in the Southwest

On April 25, 2019, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hobbs CORE, and Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center received IIDA SW PRIDE Awards of Merit, Design Excellence, and Best in Show.

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Sterling | Downtown Celebrates LEED Platinum

This LEED Platinum project includes a number of environmental sustainability features like a centralized hot water system powered by solar thermal collectors to reduce energy usage in producing hot water to residents, low-flow plumbing fixtures and efficient landscape irrigation to reduce water usage, and covered parking to reduce heat island effect with shade provided by solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that generate energy bringing the HERS to below 60.

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Outdoor Learning Spaces in School Architecture

​More elementary schools are seeing the benefits of providing outdoor learning spaces that go beyond the playground. These varied spaces create learning opportunities that complement what is being taught inside the school.

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Radiation Therapy: Designing for the Patient Experience

Advancements in technology and radiation therapy are showing promising results in cancer treatment, but the number of cancer patients continues to rise. Radiation therapy room design, also known as linear accelerator vault design, is particularly challenging because these rooms can be quite intimidating for patients. There are a few techniques to make radiotherapy room design more comfortable for patients while still meeting shielding and space requirements.

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