Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is pleased to announce the firm has promoted 11 staff members to Associate and Coordinator positions. The recent promotions reflect the overall management, leadership, strategic input, professionalism, expertise, and contributions provided by these individuals.
Mark Baczek has been promoted to Associate / Architect. He has over 40 years of experience working in the construction industry, with 30 years of that experience as an Architect. His extensive portfolio embodies a broad range of projects in the commercial, industrial, medical, hospitality, liturgical, housing and education fields of practice. He is currently managing national senior living projects and recently managed the new Safelite Customer Care Center in Rio Rancho. Mark is an Albuquerque native and received his degree in Architecture from the University of New Mexico.
Kurtis Morton, in D/P/S's Las Cruces office, has been promoted to Associate / Architect. Kurt has over 12 years of experience in education, commercial and multi-family housing projects for public and private sector clients. He is currently working with Arrowhead Center in Las Cruces and with El Paso Independent School District on both the renovation and replacement of Irvin High School and the consolidation of Terrace Hills Middle School with Collins Elementary School.
Beau Baker is a project manager with 15 years of architectural experience. He is a Certified Construction Document Technologist and served on the CSI Albuquerque Board of Directors. He specializes in complex public projects.
Brad Jackson is a certified building inspector and code official with 23 years of design and construction experience. He supports education projects and provides expert code analysis and quality assurance reviews during design and construction administration.
Chris Santacroce is an intern architect in D/P/S's commercial practice area. He is skilled at developing models and conceptual presentations that allow clients to visualize finished projects. He is also a talented artist, showing his work in local galleries.
Jitka Dekojova is trained both as a landscape architect and environmental planner, balancing both aesthetics and ecology in landscape design. She has experience in ecological revitalization projects, adaptive reuse, urban design, and sustainability through the use of gray water and similar systems.
John Colby, part of D/P/S's Phoenix office, has over 15 years of experience in commercial, multi-family housing, healthcare, and educational facility design. He is currently assisting in the design and construction documents for hospitality projects in the Phoenix area.
Kathy Asplund is D/P/S HR Generalist. In addition to contributing to the firm's recruitment, employee benefits, and hiring, Kathy supports D/P/S's wellness program which encourages health and well-being.
Katrina Hall, born and raised in New Mexico, is part of D/P/S's accounting team. She has 12 years of experience in the billing and accounting field, and she is also involved in numerous D/P/S fundraising events.
Keri Stevenson is an architect within the education practice area with experience in new construction, renovation, and historic preservation projects. She spent many years working primarily in historic preservation and architectural conservation, and brings and innovative approach to creating places that foster identity for the communities they serve.
Mike Gonzales is has more than 15 years of experience supporting education and government projects. He specializes in CADD support, quality assurance, and drawing coordination.