Steven J. Perich, AIA

Founding Principal / Architect

Steve Perich | Architect | Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Steve serves as the Managing Partner for the firm and brings decades of team-building and problem-solving experience to the task. Steve worked on large-scale, high-profile office, hospitality, and mixed-use projects in the Dallas, TX market for a number of years. In time, he relocated to New Mexico with his family to enjoy the natural amenities of the state. Since 1992, Steve has served as President of the firm as it has grown at an average annualized rate of 15%, expanding to become a regional presence across the western United States.

Along with the other two name Principals, Steve sets and guides strategic direction for the firm, personally handles the hiring of key firm members, and takes great pride in seeing the talented team help clients achieve their goals. In addition to leading a highly skilled team of collaborative professionals, Steve enjoys being directly involved in a few projects at any given time. Staying engaged in the design process keeps him current and vital with regard to the ever-changing challenges of the industry.

Steve was recognized for his leadership and was named Top CEO in 2015.

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“I find staying engaged in the design process to be personally fulfilling.”

Professional Credentials

Registered Architect: New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Nebraska, Virginia

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Certified

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member

New Mexico Architectural Foundation, Member


Bachelor of Architecture, Texas Tech University