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  • Pilot Bay Apartments – Mount Maunganui

    The Pilot Bay Apartments have just been completed – a luxury 3 level apartment development in one of Mount Maunganui’s most sought-after locations.  It is the result of a four-year collaborative design and construction process between DCA and one of our favourite repeat clients. The development consists of 4 luxury unit titled apartments featuring a…

  • ins and outs…….

    In March the DCA team welcomed back Jackie Pittman as our Senior Project Transformer. Jackie has a long association with DCA, working for the then named ‘Darryl Church Architecture’ as a designer and technician from 2005 to 2012. Jackie left to develop her career in new opportunities, first as a project manager and latterly as…

  • WE LOST ….

    Wintec recently went nationwide to short-list three firms for their new $35M student learning hub. The three successful firms would then be briefed in a design competition. DCA architects teamed up with and supported MOAA architects in a Joint Venture bid, and we were lucky enough to make the short-list. The resulting MOAA-DCA scheme was…

  • check out our feature in UNO. Magazine!

    DCA Architects — A Higher Plane

  • Future colour predictions ……

    Darryl Church was invited by the Duha Group, Colour Hive to be an Australasian panellist for the worldwide Colour trend forecast of 2019-20. The bi-annual panel met in October 2017 in Melbourne. Based in London, Colour Hive provides clients worldwide with insight into the future of colour, materials, design and product development. Colour Hive is…

  • Who’s who, who’s new?

    DCA have two new people on the team. Gina Donelley joined DCA in August and comes from a small local architectural practice. Gina will strengthen the technician team where she’s enjoying the collaborative atmosphere of the office. Manaia Hiha, a former Rotorua Boys High School student, is a recent Bachelor of Architecture graduate from Victoria…

  • DC awarded Resene Lifetime Achievement Award

    Darryl Church was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 2017 Resene Total Colour Awards as part of the NZ Fashion Week. The judges commented: “Darryl doesn’t just apply colour to a project, he interweaves it into the design, so that the design and the colour become inseparable. His placement of colour is always…

  • 21st Birthday Bash

    In July, DCA celebrated turning 21 years old by splashing out on some new branding and throwing a party at the Toi Ohomai Health and Science building. You may have noticed our new logo and bright colours recently if you’re a loyal Facebook and Instagram follower.  Darryl Church Architecture has recently ‘transformed’ into DCA Architects…

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