Architect / Healthcare Planner

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Experience: 7+ Years

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is a family of designers, planners, architects, and engineers, intent on creating passion for the built environment through our work. We believe that architecture and design can be transformational and that it must serve more than just a functional role. It should inspire, protect, delight, and empower users and entire communities.

We believe the most innovative designs are created through a multi-faceted perspective of places, people, and their processes. Collaboration, empathy, and understanding, combined with passion and expertise can shape our experiences and our environments.

We strive to tune our ability to see things through the eyes, hearts, and minds of our clients. If you think your vision, passion, and experience would enhance ours, we’d love to meet you. The following position is available at our Albuquerque, NM office;

Experienced Healthcare Architect/Designer

Licensed architect or seasoned designer who has at least 7 years of experience in healthcare architecture. Candidates must be able to use their knowledge of healthcare processes, codes, technical abilities, and communication skills to collaborate and oversee a skilled project team while mentoring interns and production staff. Candidates would play a key role in creating progressive healthcare facility designs backed by the support of a multidisciplinary firm that has been a serving the communities we work in for over 60 years.

Your Role on Our Healthcare Design Team

  • Be a key part of DPS as we step into our next phase of growth and evolution in healthcare design
  • Lead Client-based teams through all phases of a healthcare project’s development
  • Work directly with Clients and end Users to develop and refine programming, campus and department planning, and detailed department and room functional planning.
  • Capability to plan and design inpatient and outpatient departments
  • Knowledge of essential metrics for a wide spectrum of healthcare projects
  • Work with clients to improve their process and flow
  • Maintain and build Client-based institutional knowledge
  • Mentor and teach staff, and build the overall capacity of the firm’s healthcare team
  • Be engaged in continual research, teaching, and dialog on the state-of-the-art in healthcare
  • Engage and participate firm-wide in projects across multiple offices

Your Required Qualifications

  • Licensed Architect
  • NCARB certificate is highly valued
  • 7+ years in healthcare facilities planning and design
  • Healthcare-specific credentials are highly valued: ACHA, EDAC, or other
  • LEED or WELL AP is a plus
  • Proficient in Revit
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with one or more healthcare-specific design criteria:
    • USP 797 & 800, OSPD 1,2,3, NFPA 101, FGI, LEAN, state-based standards
  • Acute behavioral health experience a plus- inpatient or outpatient
  • Strong graphic communicator- hand sketching, software, or otherwise. Bluebeam at plus.

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini offers competitive benefits and salary packages based on education, experience, and expertise. For a full list of our benefit options, please visit our careers page.

To Apply: Send us an email with your application materials to

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Application Materials: Resume & References. Work Samples/Portfolio preferred.

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