Our design is research-based. We develop innovative and precise solutions that balance the (often competing) objectives of the approving authorities with those of our clients. DMA build on a detailed understanding of the client’s brief and ambition, as well as the environmental, economic, planning and urban design contexts. We use a range of design techniques and analytical tools to bring the project to life. All aspects of the design are integrated from the outset, providing the client with the best possible outcome and transparent control over time and cost.
Environmentally Sustainable Design: an integrated approach to environmentally responsible architecture is an essential part of the DMA design culture. We consider sustainability as the only way to produce enduring buildings and thriving communities that deliver positive social and environmental outcomes.
Misha is the founding director of DMA. He established the firm’s distinctive design philosophy and collaborative work practices with a record of design excellence across a wide range of projects. Misha has served the community in a number of other roles including as National President of the Australian Institute of Architects (2006-7) and as Professor of Practice and Dean of UNSW Built Environment (2008-15). He retains an ongoing relationship with UNSW as an Emeritus Professor undertaking research and teaching roles, contributing to the firm’s commitment to thought leadership in design and architecture practice. In 2017 UNSW honoured Alec’s achievements with the degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa. Nominated Architect, NSW Registration No. 9066
Moreno joined DMA in 2016 following almost a decade of work between Italian & Australian architectural firms. He is driven by a passion for architecture, his work is characterised by meticulous and rigours attention to details. Environmentally sustainable development is an integrant part of Moreno’s skill set. He advocates for a mindset change in the industry in order to achieve higher standards of living and comfort in order to decrease energy consumption.
Architecture & Interiors
Full & Partial service
1. Concept Design
2. Sketch Design
3. Development Application or Complying Development Certificate
4. Contract Documentation
5. Tendering & Contracts
6. Construction & Contract Admin
7. Post Construction