Architects DCA is an Ottawa-based architectural practice with roots dating back more than 25 years.
We strive for design excellence – This means balancing the creative architectural solutions to client needs with the practical aspects of creating quality, durable, beautiful buildings. As such, we not only develop and promote architectural excellence in the buildings we design, but we do so while successfully developing and fostering positive customer relationships. This balance allows us to continually deliver projects on time, within budget and ultimately, with the respect of all parties involved in the life of any one of our architectural projects.
The firm’s project experience includes commercial, retail, office, industrial and institutional work in varying settings. It includes infill residential, both single family, multi-unit and condominium projects. It includes leading edge, high-tech, research and development facilities in complex environments. We thrive on complexity and challenge.
The firm has a currently certified ISO 9001:2015 quality management system. Through this system, we Plan, Do, Check and Act in a standard cycle that helps us be clear about our how we deliver excellence to our clients.
We are an active member of both local business organizations and provincial and federal architectural associations including the Ontario Association of Architects and Architecture Canada. The firm believes in active involvement to “give back” through volunteerism, mentorship, and support for allied arts and professionals.
We have a thorough understanding of applicable building codes and the approval processes for the various jurisdictions that our practice covers, including federal, provincial and municipal approvals. We are actively engaged in the planning and approval stage of projects to help ensure that the client objectives are met and that architectural excellence is at the forefront of all our buildings.