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  • In fact … seven years

    The New Zealand Architecture Awards honour the best architecture produced in New Zealand in a given year. This year, DCA in association with MOAA had their work meet these high standards for Te Kura o Te Whānau-a-Apanui. Instead of us waxing lyrical about it, read what the esteemed Judges had to say…. The success of…

  • Seven, yes 7, lots of recognition for two projects in the past two months.

    Te Kura o Te Whanau a Apanui in Te kaha, completed in association with MOAA Architects has won an NZIA Waikato/BoP regional award, then shortlisted for NZIA NZ architecture award, then two ADNZ Waikato/BoP regional awards for commercial and Kaitiakitanga Sustainability. Then Heretaunga Intermediate technology block in Hastings won two ADNZ Hawkes/Poverty Bay regional commercial…

    Awards are great but transforming lives is better

    National Winner for Category 07 – Commercial/Industrial It is a significant acknowledgment and achievement to be awarded the 2022 National winner in the Commercial/Industrial category of the ADNZ awards. We have received numerous building user testimonials that give us confidence that we have achieved what we set out to do. The following were some of…

  • That’s a hat-trick

    We’re thrilled to announce that St. John’s Church, which was shortlisted for the 2022 NZIA awards and submitted for the ADNZ awards, has been successful in both competitions across multiple categories in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region. The church took out wins in both the Commercial/Industrial design category and the Commercial Interior category with ADNZ,…

  • NZIA 2022 Awards shortlisted projects

    We’re grateful to have hosted judges from the 2022 NZIA Architectural awards for two of our recently completed projects. It’s always satisfying to have the quality and professionalism of our work recognised by our peers.   The original bach of the Wharetoroa Lakehouse project was a collection of three separate buildings: a house, a garage…

    NZIA 2021 Awards – shortlisted projects

    We’re excited that we will soon be hosting jury visits at four of our projects which have been shortlisted for the 2021 NZIA Waikato Bay of Plenty awards. From the commercial, civic public space, luxury multi-apartment and lakeside residential sectors – we’re covering a lot of bases. Black Gables, Lake Tarawera. Photography: Nick Lambert Cultural…

  • Trophy Haul

    The regional BOP and Waikato 2020 ADNZ awards has seen DCA has take out awards and commendations in five categories: From commercial building and fit-out, to luxury residential apartments, capped with the ‘Resene Colour in Design’ regional award for the Holland Beckett commercial interior.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…