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  • 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.

  • Matariki

    Matariki signals the Maori New Year. It is a time of renewal and celebration in New Zealand that begins with the rising of the Matariki star cluster (the Pleiades or Seven Sisters). DCA acknowledges and celebrates Matariki as a year of milestones past and a year of new beginnings.  We look forward to another year of creating…

  • Pain, agony, suffering, TRIUMPH

    A balanced world is a better world.  International Women’s day is about awareness against bias and a call to take action for gender equality.  In the typically male dominated industry of architecture, DCA buck this trend, with almost a 50-50 balance of gender.  Recently two women in the DCA team have achieved personal milestones that…

  • HISTORY, CULTURE & COMMUNITY

    In 2015, the Ministry of Education announced the closure of three East Coast schools, Raukokore School, Te Kura o Omaio and Te Whanau a Apanui Area School.  The Ministry also announced at the same time, the creation of a new school, Te Kura o te Whanau a Apanui.  That’s when DCA Architects of Transformation teamed…

  • FLYING ARCHITECTS – CANOPY TOURS

    To celebrate our year, the DCA team headed into the Mamaku forest, north-west of Rotorua with Canopy Tours.  The award winning tourism experience takes you on a zip line adrenaline-filled excursion through 800 year old native forest.  The result was a bunch of architects with smiles from ear to ear, high fives and an appreciation…

  • IT’S A WRAP.

    Back in July 2017 when we rebranded, we created a new strategic plan and vision to “Transform the World through great architecture”.  We thought this could take a few years.  As we reflect back on the past eighteen months, we have made some giant strides towards our goals.  Completing the master planning of $500M NZD…

  • 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…