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  • Supporting our bros

    Some of the DCA crew are partaking in Movember in support of the charity’s fundraising and aim to increase awareness of men’s mental health. Our progress report is a mixed bag, we’re hoping for a strong finish and will report back. Our colleagues at BCD Group and Fluid Engineering are also growing their ‘staches to…

  • Global Perspective

    The DCA Team’s diversity now has representation with professionals (Ella and Paulo) who did their initial training in China and Brazil respectively. Ella qualified with a Bachelor of Interior Studies degree from Hebei University of Technology in the People’s Republic of China in 2004. Upon immigrating to NZ, Ella achieved a Bachelor of Architectural Studies-Architectural…

  • One lap round Lake Rotorua

    Keegan from the DCA Team has done the hard yards in training for the 2020 Rotorua Marathon and will be out there trying to better his previous time of 3:29. And Lee-Ann, wife of DCA’s Managing Director Darryl, will be running the marathon for the 11th time! Both Keegan and Lee-Ann are fundraising for worthy…

  • Look good – do good

    DCA are expanding our range of self-promotion T-shirts. Based on feedback we’ve had with our first version – we will be making them available for anyone who would like to purchase one. There are two design styles currently and we’ll be adding a new design each year to keep things fresh. ‘The Brick’ design is…

  • 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…

  • 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…