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D/P/S Promotes Four to Principal

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) announced the promotion of Kate Barone Dimock, Licensed Interior Designer, Adrienne Lewis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Wendy Wheeler Martinez, AIA, and Jeremy Shelton, AIA, CSI, LEED AP to the position of principal and shareholder.

“Adrienne, Kate, Jeremy, and Wendy each bring specialized expertise to our leadership team. They are strongly committed to design excellence and to providing quality service to clients and the community. The promotion of these highly talented individuals is another step in the implementation of our succession and transition plans.” - Benjamin Gardner, CEO 

Kate Barone Dimock, Licensed Interior Designer, has over fifteen years of experience in corporate workplace, retail, restaurant & hospitality, sports & recreational, medical office, and education projects across the western United States. Her diverse background and ability to connect with clients to develop lasting relationships creates a unique platform to understand how spaces can best be utilized as a tool to support each organization’s effectiveness. Kate’s certification in Change Management also allows her to focus on the human aspects of the users, mitigate change disruptions, and increase the long-term learning capacity of the users. With a passion for connecting clients and industry partners, Kate works across offices and practice areas to forge new partnerships and support the overall growth & development of the firm.

“I am honored to not only have grown my career with D/P/S but to also have this opportunity to take an active role in shaping the firms’ continued growth and success. I am excited to begin this next chapter."

Adrienne Lewis, AIA LEED AP BD+C, is an experienced project manager and passionate architect who adeptly balances client-responsiveness and project goals while adhering to both schedule and budget. Adrienne is committed in providing design strategies to promote safe and secure environments that inspire and promote wellbeing. With over twenty of experience, she has worked on a variety of project types including education, commercial, and healthcare.

"I’m fortunate to be able to work with such a great group of talented people everyday here at D/P/S. The mentoring, encouragement, and support I’ve received throughout my career here is humbling and I’m honored to be able to pay it forward with this opportunity to be a part of the firms’ leadership and continued success."

Wendy Wheeler Martinez, AIA, is an accomplished designer of 21 years and has worked on a broad range of building types throughout her career including commercial, retail, office, hospitality, healthcare, animal care, multi-family housing, senior living, K-12 and higher education. Wendy’s involvement on projects is concentrated in the early phases of the design process, communicating concepts and managing the application of design principles that efficiently produce results and solve complex planning problems. The holistic exploration of ideas focused on the development of solutions which implement a client’s vision, their program goals and objectives, is where her expertise lies, and what she enjoys most when working with clients and project teams.  

“I love it here, and I am so proud of this company, it’s people and the excellent work that is produced for our clients. It is an honor to be recognized with this promotion and be invited to participate in the firm’s leadership moving forward. I’m eager to learn what awaits D/P/S as we proceed into the future."

Jeremy Shelton, AIA, CSI, LEED AP, has over 19 years of design experience and is driven to work on projects that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Jeremy’s enthusiasm for architecture is evident in his commitment to design and technical excellence and client satisfaction. He demonstrates strong organizational and leadership skills and has extensive experience developing, reviewing, and implementing contract documents. Jeremy’s technical abilities and passion for specifications and contract documents combined with his capacity to work well with others and common sense approach to architectural design, technical coordination, and constructability make him a valued leader at D/P/S.

“I am thankful for the support and confidence D/P/S has shown me these past 16 years and am humbled and proud to play this new part in the very bright future of our firm.”

About Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

With offices located in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico; Amarillo, Texas; and Phoenix, Arizona, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini specializes in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning and structural engineering.