Founding Principal / Architect
As an original founder of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Dale has extensive experience in architecture and planning projects that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. Dale's contributions to architecture include high-tech, one-of-a-kind research facilities for Sandia National Labs, award-winning school designs across the Southwest, and large-scale master planning projects, such as the UNM Master Plan Update.
Raised in Albuquerque, Dale has developed an extensive network of individuals and companies that are routinely brought together to create successful projects. “The built environment is part of what defines a community," said Dale. “As community builders, we recognize that developing effective relationships throughout the community is pivotal in being able to create quality places." A recent example of Dale's complex collaborations is the nationally recognized renovation and adaptive reuse of the old Albuquerque High School into new modern lofts. The private-public partnership successfully preserved one of the more architecturally and historically significant structures in Albuquerque.
Dale is also involved in enhancing the quality of life in his community by participating as a volunteer on a variety of boards and commissions. Dale is a member of the Economic Forum, the Executive Committee of Albuquerque Economic Development (AED), Board Member and Past Chair of NAIOP, Past-District Council Chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to the Construction Industries Commission and the State of New Mexico Workforce Solutions Development Board. Dale also serves on a variety of non-profit boards, including the Albuquerque Public Schools Foundation and the Central New Mexico Community College Foundation.
As an experienced architect and planner, Dale is committed to building a better state and community. He is currently leading an effort for the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, called the 2065 Plan that is intended to take a long-range look at what the city and region might look like 50 years from today.