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Sandra Curiel
Introducing Donn Merriam, AIA, a seasoned Senior Architect with over thirty years of professional experience specializing in K-12 public school design. Donn possesses a remarkable track record of successfully managing projects, from classroom modernizations to full campus replacements, showcasing his expertise in leading teams through all phases of design, documentation, contract administration, and DSA processes....
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On May 20, 2024, DCA had the honor of attending the groundbreaking ceremony for North Salinas High School’s new two-story classroom and admin building. This project marks the beginning of an effort to provide 21st century classrooms and site improvements for the school. A heartfelt thanks goes out to the voters who supported this initiative...
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On May 14, 2024, John C. Fremont Elementary School in Modesto, California, celebrated significant campus upgrades with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. This milestone event highlighted the completion of major improvements designed to enhance safety and operational efficiency. The school now features a new multipurpose room and administration building, as well as improved streetscapes, parking facilities,...
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DCA is excited to announce the winners of its inaugural internal design competition, “The Founders Prize.” This yearly event, named in honor of DCA Founders Linda Derivi, AIA-Emeritus, and Steve Castellanos, FAIA, aims to showcase the talents of the firm’s Emerging Professionals. The competition provides an opportunity for teams of two to develop innovative design...
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DCA proudly welcomes Ravi Diwan as the newest addition to our team. Ravi holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from North Maharashtra University in India and is a licensed Architect in India and is pursuing his license in California. With over 20 years of industry experience, Ravi brings a wealth of expertise to his role....
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