About Us

ARC is a unique architectural consulting firm specializing in the areas of planning, architectural programming, facility evaluation, and architectural research. Founded in 1976, it is the largest and longest-established firm in New Mexico specializing in planning.

Since its inception, ARC has provided services to numerous federal, state and local governments in urban planning, land planning and the planning of office, educational, health and specialized facilities. Over time, we have refined and honed existing processes and procedures, adopted and developed new services and pioneered new technologies. Many clients have come to rely on the accuracy of ARC's data and its translation into rational policies, recommendations and decision making. More than 80% of ARC's business has been for repeat clients, which include the State of New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories, the National Park Service, University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, and Albuquerque Public Schools. ARC's staff members bring unexcelled experience in facility master planning, facility programming, urban and community planning, and facility evaluation.

Visit our Services page to learn more about our unique process, and to browse our list of past projects.

Staff

Leadership

John Petronis, AICP, AIA, REFP
President, Architect/Planner

Community Planning

Dolores Anderson
Director, Computer and Administrative Services

Liza Miller
Planner

Educational Facility Planning

John Petronis, AICP, AIA, REFP
President, Architect/Planner

Dolores Anderson
Director, Computer and Administrative Services

Ailene O'Byrne, AIA, LEED AP, PMP
Director of Educational Services

Nancy Lomax Brooks, RA, NCARB, CSI, CDT
Senior Facilities Programmer

John Spitz, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Facilities Programmer

Amy Smith
Senior Facilities Programmer

Andi Lowe
Facilities Evaluator

Carrie Vender, NCARB, REFP
Facilities Evaluator

Celina Crimella
Facilities Evaluator

Dede Wilson
Information Analyst

Fernando Aragón, RA, CDT
Facilities Evaluator

Maggie Hirsch, Assoc. AIA, Licensed Interior Designer
Senior Facilities Programmer

Mark Vigil
Facilities Evaluator

Matthew Tran, Associate AIA
Facilities Evaluator

Michele Pfeiffer
Facilities Evaluator

Institutional Master Planning

John Petronis, AICP, AIA, REFP
President, Architect/Planner

Andy Aguilar
Senior Facilities Planner

Ailene O'Byrne, AIA, LEED AP, PMP
Director of Educational Services

Information Technology

Dolores Anderson
Director, Computer and Administrative Services

Tim Price
Director of Information Technology

Bruce Welton
Web Programmer

Dede Wilson
Information Analyst

Jay Petronis
Graphic Designer, 3D Visualization

Sheila Key
Senior Editor

Special Services

Jay Petronis
Graphic Designer, 3D Visualization

Sheila Key
Senior Editor

Administration

Dolores Anderson
Director, Computer and Administrative Services

Tim Price
Director of Information Technology

Erma Sedillo
Office Administrator / Editor

Jay Petronis
Graphic Designer, 3D Visualization

Emeritus

In Memoriam

Beth K. Petronis
Chief Finance Officer

William Winkler, Emeritus, Architect, NCARB, AIA
Architect

Wolfgang Preiser, Ph.D, Emeritus
Director of Research for ARC, Professor of Architecture