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  • Jacqui

    Welcome home

    Jacqui Topless is the most recent addition to our team. Her freshly completed Masters of Architecture degree endeavours to answer the question ‘How can an architectural intervention facilitate the return of taonga to iwi in Aotearoa/New Zealand’, with her thesis titled, ‘Welcome Home: Return, Rehabilitation and Reconnection; Architecture as a Kaitiaki for Taonga Māori’. During…

  • Young Gun

    The DCA crew welcomes the latest addition to the team – Keegan Mitchell. As a recent graduate from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology with a Diploma in Architectural Technology, Keegan is fulfilling the role of a Junior CAD Technician.Keegan’s first involvement with the DCA office was while still at high school, doing work experience. That,…

  • DCA WELCOMES NEW GRADUATE

    The DCA team would like to introduce our newest member Angelina Yang.  Angelina is a recent double degree graduate from Victoria University of Wellington where she completed a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) in 2016. Angelina then spent twelve months at the University of California Santa Barbara in an undergraduate…

  • 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…

  • NICK CHIBNALL-WEST, DCA ASSOCIATE

    DCA are excited to announce that Nick Chibnall-West has recently joined the management team as an Associate.  Joining DCA in 2015, Nick has been involved in a wide variety of projects varying in size and typology, with strong experience in the education and commercial sectors.  The promotion recognises Nick as a people person, who cares…

  • 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…

  • Future transformers

    We were lucky enough to have two new awesome transformers join the DCA whanau in August.  Cameron Laing, our newest architectural graduate, has returned to Rotorua, his birth town, after working for an architectural practice in Te Awamutu for 10 years on projects from Gisborne to Hamilton and all places in between.  Cameron grew up…

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    DCA Architects – A Higher Plane

  • Who’s who, who’s new?

    DCA has new talent 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.