Kendal Giles, AIA

Principal / Architect

Kendal Giles | Architect | Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Kendal has been with D/P/S since 1988 and serves as Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager for significant government, civic, and commercial projects, in addition to being Head of Operations for the firm's Albuquerque office. As PIC/PM, 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 26 years of experience, Kendal has successfully overseen the design and production of dozens of projects over his career, including several over $20M in value. As Head of Operations for the Albuquerque office, Kendal oversees all aspects of business operations including finance, human resources, risk management, IT, and scheduling. As such, he works closely with President Steven J. Perich and 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

Leadership New Mexico, 2015 Core Program Graduate

American Council of Engineering Companies New Mexico (ACEC NM) Professional Technical Advisory Board, Member, 2010

Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), Member, 2000-2008

Vistage New Mexico, Member, 2004-2008

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

Public School Facility Authority (PSFA) Committee Member, 2006


Master of Architecture, University of New Mexico

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of New Mexico