Our Team.

DCA Architects is an established design practice, operating since 1996 – with a head office in Rotorua, and a satellite office in Hawke’s Bay.

Our projects cover the length of NZ as well as internationally, including completion of master planning of NZ $550M for Fiji National University. Completed works include a wide variety, demonstrating our adaptability and ability to listen, research and analyse. Delivering projects of relevance and function, with cultural and environmental sensitivity – regardless of building typology. DCA has a varied market share of architecture services; in the education; commercial; industrial; civic; health/aged care and residential sectors.

DCA Architects are a non-corporate, next-door neighbour, friendly group of creatives. Varied design experience across a range of project sizes and typologies alongside a vision to see past our clients means we understand that our projects can impact and change the lives of many. We welcome the opportunity to partner and collaborate with people to create transformational projects that improve people’s lives – now and in the future.

Darryl Church

NZCD (Arch), Managing Director

Werner Naude

M.Arch (Prof) University of Pretoria, NZRAB Registered Architect, Mem. NZIA, LEA, Mem. LEA, Director

Nick Chibnall-West

BAS. M.Arch (Hons), Mem. NZIA, Mem. LEA, Director

Julie Morrison

General Manager

Marie Fleming

BBSc BArch(hons) PhD, NZRAB Registered Architect, Mem. NZIA, LEA, Regional Manager

Nandia Lines

Int. Design, CPUT, LBP Des.2, Associate

James West

Dip.Arch.Tech, Associate/Technical Manager

Amanda Roborgh

Senior Architectural Technician

Natasha Caple

BAS. M.Arch. Architectural Technician

Daniel Bristow-Smith

Advanced Diploma in Draughting (Architecture) National Diploma in Architectural Technology - Level 5

Paulo Silva

B.Arch (University of Architecture & Urbanism, Institute Ritter dos Reis). Senior Technician

Jacqui Topless

M.Arch (Prof), B.Arch, Architectural Graduate

Jaspreet Kaur

M.Arch (Prof), B.Arch, Architectural Graduate

Michelle Ye

Intermediate CAD Technician

Kimiko Genet

M.Arch (Prof), B.Arch, Architectural Graduate

Chelsea Chibnall-West

B.Des (Hons) Visual Communication Design, Graphic Designer / Communications

Valerie Wong

M.Arch (Prof), B.Arch, Architectural Graduate

Toni Brown

Junior CAD Technician