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 Technology qualification from CPIT Christchurch.
Her hand-drawing talent is a notable point of difference and welcome accompaniment to Ella’s highly developed CAD skills.
With a cheeky sense of humour, Ella has fitted in instantly to the informal nature of DCA’s studio environment.

Being a knowledgeable Brazilian-registered Architect, with over 20 years of work experience, Paulo is working towards his NZ registration.  Making architecture that responds to the complex issues of our time is something Paulo has always been passionate about.  His high level of practical skills using CAD software and his deep level of critical thinking from years of experience are a boon for the DCA Team.