Kendal Giles, AIA

President / Principal / Architect

Kendal Giles | Architect | Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Kendal serves as President as well as Principal-in-Charge of the firm’s federal government work and select civic and commercial projects. As PIC, Kendal is the prime point of contact for clients and has ultimate authority and responsibility to ensure projects meet or exceed clients' expectations for quality, schedule, and budget. With over 30 years of experience, Kendal has successfully overseen the design and production of hundreds of projects over his career, including several over $20 million in value.

Kendal oversees all aspects of business operations, including finance, human resources, risk management, IT, and scheduling. As such, he works closely with practice area leaders to ensure overall success for our clients and for the firm.

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Professional Credentials

Registered Architect: New Mexico

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Certified

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member

RS21 Board Member, 2019-present

NMACI Board Member, 2019-present

Leadership New Mexico, 2015 Core Program Graduate

Vistage New Mexico, Member, 2004-2008

New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation Board, Member, 2003-2006


Master of Architecture, University of New Mexico

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of New Mexico