John Gould, AIA has joined Dekker/Perich/Sabatini and will play an essential role as the Market Leader for the firm’s Senior Living group. With over 30 years of experience, Gould has concentrated his career on the design of environments for aging populations. His work includes master planned Life Plan Communities, independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and transitional care facilities that have resulted in award-winning and published projects.
Gould has served as lead designer and design principal for prominent firms in Phoenix and Minneapolis, including Ryan A+E, Inc., KKE Architects and BKV Group, Inc. His recent projects include Clarendale of Chandler Arizona and Cadence Senior Living in Mesa, AZ.
“John has been at the forefront of senior living design as it has rapidly evolved to meet new expectations and the needs of seniors,” said Steven J. Perich, Senior Principal at D/P/S. “We are excited to have him join our team and help us deliver the highest quality communities to our clients and their residents.”
Based in the firm’s Arizona office, Gould joins an established and successful team of Board Certified Healthcare Interior Designers, WELL Associated Professionals and architects who specialize in both medical and housing design. D/P/S is currently managing national senior living projects and is expanding its efforts in the southwestern states.