Albuquerque is the most populated city in New Mexico and has the best of what the state offers. The city has consistently been included in trade and travel guides, becoming a local economic hub. Forbes and National Geographic have named the city one of the best places to perform business in America. As the city’s business grows, many business owners have turned to the city’s industrial architects. The below list includes six of the best companies, selected based on their achievements, projects, and services.
7601 Jefferson NE, Suite 100 Albuquerque, NM 87109
Dekker/Perich/Sabatini provides specialty design services for a variety of commercial, healthcare, multifamily housing, education, and senior living projects throughout the Southwest and beyond. Dale Dekker, AIA, NCARB, a second-generation architect and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) member, co-founded the firm, continuing the legacy his father established in 1959. Dale Dekker has more than thirty-five years’ experience and has held leadership positions with the NAIOP, the Urban Land Institute, and the Construction Industries Commission.
This award-winning, multidisciplinary design firm has served public and private clients for over sixty years. D/P/S has been ranked in the Top 300 Architecture Firms by Architectural Record, ranking at the 115th spot. It was also recognized during the NAIOP New Mexico Awards (2021) and the AIA Albuquerque Citation Awards (2021).
Jon Anderson Architecture
912 Roma Ave NW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Jon Anderson Architecture is an award-winning architectural practice in the Southwest specializing in residential and commercial projects’ innovative and progressive design. The company was established on the philosophy of an architectural design studio dedicated to producing the highest quality product possible. JAA’s experienced staff, well-versed in current methodology, technology, and materials, provides an unrivaled level of inventiveness, affordability, and sustainability.
JAA was founded in 1991 by Jon Anderson FAIA and has since become well-known in the region, winning numerous design awards from the American Institute of Architects and appearing in architectural books and publications worldwide. Jon was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 2012 to recognize his significant contributions to the industry. Since 2020, owner-principals James Lucero AIA and Dean Cowdrey AIA have carried on JAA’s legacy, bringing over thirty years of diverse design experience between them, while Jon continues to provide vital expertise as Senior Architect.
Studio Southwest Architects
2101 Mountain Road NW Albuquerque, NM 87104
Studio Southwest Architects is a minority-owned small business based in Albuquerque that promotes creativity and collaboration in its design studio. The company’s commitment to turning its clients’ businesses and local development initiatives into tangible spaces is central to its culture. Decades of public and private work have defined its comprehensive architecture and planning services approach. Each client of the firm becomes a team member, and their mission is incorporated into the design process.
Headed by Ron Burstein, some of Studio Southwest Architects’ notable clients include New Mexico Scientific Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Kairos Power. The company is likewise a recipient of the AGC New Mexico Best Buildings Award (2022), NAIOP Awards of Excellence (2021), CPRC Architectural Heritage Award (2021), and the AIA New Mexico Firm of the Year (2020).
6501 Americas Parkway NE Suite 830 Albuquerque, NM 87110
Huitt-Zollars is a full-service multi-discipline design company with extensive planning, program management, and construction management expertise. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices throughout the United States, it is ranked among the nation’s top design firms by Architectural Record and Engineering News-Record.
Before he was appointed President, Robert McDermott served as the firm’s Executive Vice President since 2001. He was in charge of overall operations, overseeing nineteen offices in eight states and three international locations. McDermott started his career in 1977 after graduating from the University of Connecticut with a degree in civil engineering. He also has a master’s degree in structural engineering from Lehigh University and a master’s degree in business administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. In addition to excelling in its field and under the direction of Mr. McDermott, Huitt-Zollars supports the American Cancer Society, Bryan’s House, American Diabetes Association, Junior Achievement, and the Museum of Art.
Wilson & Company, Inc.
4401 Masthead Street NE Suite 150 Albuquerque 87109
Wilson & Company, Inc. has over 500 employes spread across fourteen offices in nine states. It aims to add value for many clients, including federal and municipal governments, public transportation agencies, railroad companies, industrial and commercial corporations, and private developers. After almost nine decades in the industry, the firm’s professionals continue to hone their skills in civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural engineering, architecture, planning, drone piloting, financial analyses, program and construction management, and a growing number of multi-disciplinary specialties.
Current CEO and President James Brady joined the firm in 2000 and has more than thirty years of background in transportation planning and design, project management, and construction management. Prior to joining Wilson & Company, Jim served at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), BNSF Railway Company, and the El Paso County Department of Transportation. He is a graduate of architectural engineering from the University of Colorado.