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Dale Dekker Masters the Art of Connecting Communities

D/P/S is excited to share that ENR Southwest has named Dale Dekker as its 2022 Legacy Award winner. 

“I’m very honored to win the [ENR] Legacy Award, but I want to be sure the credit is shared with all the partners—those who are retired, have moved on and current partners. I have been unbelievably blessed with partners who have made the firm what it is today.” - Dale Dekker

In 1980, Dale co-founded Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, one of the largest architecture and design firms in New Mexico, and throughout his career has continued to use his expertise in architecture, land use, urban planning and public engagement to elevate communities throughout the Southwest with intentional, strategic design.

While his designs have made a tremendous impact on Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico, Dekker’s colleagues say that a keen ability for connecting people is what defines his legacy.

“He knows everybody. In everything he does there is a real focus on what best serves the industry, the community and our firm. His passion is about more than our business, it’s about establishing community and relationships." - Benjamin Gardner, CEO

Read more about how this NM Architect Makes an Impact, by Design