Julie Walleisa, AIA, LEED AP, ALEP

CMO / Principal / Architect

Julie Walleisa | Architect | Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Julie discovered her career path through a roundabout route. “I earned a Psychology degree, held research positions, taught at a university level, and worked for environmental companies before becoming an architect. I love applying research to design and human behavior to create great learning environments,” she said. Julie keeps people and the environment at the forefront of her designs of PK-12, higher education, and other public buildings where she typically leads programming, conceptual design, community facilitation, and sustainability efforts. Julie is a registered architect and an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP, formerly known as CEFP), the highest qualification that can be achieved through the Association for Learning Environments. Julie has expertise in supporting student-centered learning models and creating flexible and inclusive educational environments that support a variety of learners and meet the needs of people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

Presentations & Articles

> Navigating History: Balancing Educational Needs, Project Budgets, and Heritage within Historic Campuses

> Inclusive Learning Environments: Designing for Diverse Learners

> The Future of Academic Incubators

> Lessons Learned: First Year in New Maker Spaces

> Looking Back to Look Forward

> The Future of Career and Vocational Education

> Creating Healthier Environments for Teaching and Learning

> Establishing and Updating School District Standards for Design and Construction

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“I love applying research to design and human behavior to create great learning environments.”

Professional Credentials

Registered Architect: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional

Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) - formerly known as Certified Education Facility Planner (CEFP)

Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), Member - formerly known as Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)

NAIOP, Member

Harvard Alumni Association

Harvard-Radcliffe Club of New Mexico

Leadership New Mexico, Connect Class, 2014


Master of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Honors Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Miami