Daniel Marshall Architects (DMA) is an Auckland based practice, who are passionate about designing high quality and award-winning New Zealand architecture. Their work has been published in periodicals and books internationally as well as numerous digital publications.
Daniel Marshall leads a core team of four individually accomplished designers who skilfully collaborate to resolve architectural projects, since their concept until their occupation. They also collaborate closely with their clients to develop a design solution which embodies their vision. Their holistic approach engages both digital technology along with traditional drawing and modelling technique to effectively resolve a built project.
Daniel Marshal Architects believes that architecture is a ‘generalist’ profession which engages with all components of an architectural project; during conceptual design, documentation and construction phases.
Daniel Marshall Architects pride themselves on being able to holistically engage with a complex of architectural issues to arrive to a design solution equally appropriate to its context – site and surrounds – and the unique ways in which their clients prefer to live.
Be it an urban, coastal or countryside setting – whatever the topography of a site, and the characteristics and subtleties of its surrounding context form key drives in the resolution of architectural space and form.
New Zealander’s value a strong connection with their environment and Daniel Marshall Architects’ projects strongly reflect this ideal. Environmental sustainability and intelligent use of local resources is becoming an increasingly important consideration that they, DMA, encourage their clients to embrace.
DMA architectural process has 12 steps: Initial Discussion, Pre-Design, Concept Design, Preliminary Design: Resource Consent, Developed Design, Detailed Design and Documentation: Building Consent, Detailed Design and Documentation: Construction, Detailed Design and Documentation: Componentry and Interiors, Detailed Design and Documentation: Landscaping and Exteriors, Contractor Procurement, Contract Administration and Observation and finally Fees.
DMA knows every client has specific requirements and preferences, but the company believes there is a certain commonality in the way New Zealanders tend to live. This is reflected in the arrangement of open, private, indoor and outdoor spaces. The fundamental nature of domestic architecture is to provide shelter and refuge; however the approach to this is unique to each client.