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  • MEET EDUARDO

    Some people live and breathe rugby, not Eduardo.  But he is passionate about design.  We welcomed Eduardo Assis to the DCA Architects whānau during April.  Eduardo is a Brazilian Registered Architect and Town Planner, who made NZ his home 10 years ago. With 23 years of experience across a diverse range of projects, 10 of…

  • Transforming Fiji Education

    In May our ‘Fiji dedicated team members’, together with our consultant partners of educationalists, structural engineers, traffic engineers and building and services specialists embarked on a journey to Fiji as the first stage of masterplanning for a ‘new’, improved Fiji National University began.  For 18 days the team carried out a condition assessment of 265…

  • Papamoa Primary School

    After two years of design and construction, Papamoa Primary School’s new six classroom learning block has just been completed.  At DCA we go above and beyond to ensure we deliver transformative results for our clients.  We believe in listening first and doing second. DCA did this by undertaking a series of in-depth workshops with teachers, students…

  • 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…

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