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  • A first for New Zealand

    Upholding one of DCA’s core values of being lifelong learners, Principal Partner, Werner Naudé, has successfully completed his studies to earn the title as New Zealand’s only Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP). Facilitated by the Association for Learning Environments, the intent of the ALEP credential is as a professional designation of the Association, to signify…

  • Bigger, better, stronger…

    … We’re expanding the DCA Team: Say hello to Alan Footit, DCA’s newest team member. Alan brings a wealth of hard-won practical experience to his role as a Senior CAD Technician. With 14 years of experience, Alan’s background includes over a decade in the UK working on large scale projects across relevant fields, including engineering…

  • An icon of Health & Wellness

    With the recent release of the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) update for Rotorua the Government announced it would be injecting $17M into Rotorua health and tourism facilities. $8M of this is for the new QE Health & Wellness building. DCA Architects of Transformation are proud to reveal that we have been appointed to the project…

  • Jacqui

    Welcome home

    Jacqui Topless is the most recent addition to our team. Her freshly completed Masters of Architecture degree endeavours to answer the question ‘How can an architectural intervention facilitate the return of taonga to iwi in Aotearoa/New Zealand’, with her thesis titled, ‘Welcome Home: Return, Rehabilitation and Reconnection; Architecture as a Kaitiaki for Taonga Māori’. During…

  • Supreme Award

    2019 was DCA Architects’ first year as a participant in The Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards. We were unsure of how we’d measure up against other businesses across different fields and entered with no preconceived expectations. In the Judge’s own words: Customer Focus – “There is great depth of analysis and response with an overall…

  • Young Gun

    The DCA crew welcomes the latest addition to the team – Keegan Mitchell. As a recent graduate from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Architectural Technology, Keegan is fulfilling the role of a Junior CAD Technician.Keegan’s first involvement with the DCA office was while still at high school, doing work experience. That,…

  • Awards on the global stage

    The recently held Global Architecture & Design Awards 2019 (GADA) saw fierce competition with over 2000 registrations from 40+ countries around the World. DCA Architects of Transformation were in prestigious company alongside the world’s best creative and influential industry professionals, winning the runner up award in the Public Building concept category. The award acknowledges DCA’s…

  • What we do

    DCA Architects are finalists in the 2019 Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards in the Property, Construction and Manufacturing category. To convince the judges we are savvy in all aspects of architecture and practice, we created a fun meme we thought we’d share with you.

  • Cold. Damp. Sick.

    That’s what the minimum building code will allow us to build. DCA have been leading the way locally with high performance housing. The DCA designed homes, Black Gables, Chemis Cabin and Gunn Cottage all feature the rigorous, voluntary adherence to Passive House principles. Although each is a distinctly different building to meet the needs of…

  • LIFELONG LEARNERS

    It’s one of our six core values.  At the end of May, Werner Naude, Nick Chibnall-West and Nandia Lines made the trip over to Perth for the annual Learning Environments Australasia conference.  This annual conference exposes us to some of the world’s leading educationalists, architects and researchers. The panel of world-leading speakers enriched us with…