DMCA Architects is driven to provide bespoke designs which exceed our client's ambitions and unlock maximum potential. We champion environmentally sustainable buildings, which respect and improve their local context and community, while also fixating on the detail, to ensure the finished product is beautifully resolved.
DMCA Architects was formed by Dan McArthur in 2016, following 15 years experience working for with a number of leading architectural practices in both the UK and overseas. Dan has experience with projects ranging from small one-off domestic refurbishments up to large scale urban masterplans, complex research facilities, and prestigious cultural buildings. 
Our Approach
At the inception of a project, we work closely with the client to establish their key objectives, help them refine their brief and establish the feasibility of the architectural proposal. This working relationship continues throughout the project to ensure their ambitions are fully realised. 
Collaborative
Working with a number of other experienced consultancies and specialists, we are able to complement projects with the right knowledge and skills to ensure success. 
Contextual
Each project, however large or small, must function exceptionally for its inhabitants and enhance the place and people within its particular cultural and physical context. Architecture forms the building blocks of our cities and towns, so analysing a project's impact at multiple scales within its context is crucial.
Sustainable and Adaptable
Delivering socially and environmentally sustainable buildings is embedded in our design process, where an understanding of the latest materials and technologies can help deliver architecture with minimal environmental impact. Understanding the life-cycle costs and economics of a design can also ensure the building continues to serve its occupants for the maximum time possible. 
Creative
Informed by thorough research, we examine a range of design solutions, testing the building organisation, massing, structure, materials and components until the optimum architectural solution is achieved. 
Detailed
All our projects are underpinned by technical rigour and attention to detail, ensuring the completed design performs for its users and enhances its context throughout its life-span. 
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