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  • DCA Pushing The Envelope

    DCA is delighted to announce that three of our projects have been regional winners in the 2024 Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Awards. The winning projects were: Te Rito O Manaaki Ora in the commercial category and The Chodge in the housing category for the Waikato / Bay of Plenty region. Heretaunga…

  • Te Rito o Manaaki Ora

    The new Manaaki Ora office building is deep in meaning for the people of Te Arawa and expresses this uniqueness. The exterior solar fins represent the sails of the Waka and eight beating hearts of Te Arawa. The internal arrangement explores a concept of vertical Marae.

  • Want to get hot and steamy?

    DCA Architects recently completed the QE Health and Wellness centre located in Rotorua. The facility uses a holistic health approach to healing, and uses HOT and STEAMY geothermal waters for treatments.

  • ACG Tauranga College block is complete

    ACG Tauranga is a private school catering for pre-school through to year 13. DCA Architects were engaged to master plan future growth and design a new teaching block catering for college students. The new facility provides a Library, Art Studio, Science laboratory and learning spaces to allow for the schools STEAM based education programme to…

    Guess what we’ve been doing?

    Quite a lot, really.   We’ve been busier than a mosquito at a nudist beach.   With a raft of projects on the go across New Zealand, we’re active in sectors as varied as iwi-led and multi-tenanted commercial developments, healthcare and aged care, education, social housing, residential, and government agency initiatives. As projects progress and…

  • You could be here

    Spend Summer in this beautiful home on the shores of Lake Rotoiti There is only one catch – you have to buy it. The house is on the market in time for the best summer holiday you’ll ever have. What use is a lake house without ample storage for boats and water sport gear? The…

  • Winds of change

    Manaaki Ora`s new wellness centre is designed to meet their aspirations of creating a culturally representative home for the counselling and support services they provide – providing a welcoming, inclusive, non-clinical facility that their community will feel comfortable and at home in. Through a deep process of collaboration and exploration we developed a design response…

  • They got him

    It finally happened. NZ Police have caught up with the ringleader at DCA. Darryl Church has been spending hours assisting representatives of New Zealand’s policing and justice systems with their enquiries over recent weeks. We always thought his quick wit and quirky sense of humour would get him in trouble one day. It’s not today…

    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…

  • MTGA

    Making Tokoroa Great Again. In 2017 South Waikato District Council commissioned DCA Architects of Transformation to undertake the redevelopment of Leith Place. Located on the edge of State Highway One, thousands of motorists pass by every day without a reason to stop. “But that is about to change” says Managing Director Darryl Church. The re-developed…