Renovations, Additions, Custom Home Designs, and Commercial build-outs are on the rise in most of Massachusetts. If you are in Westwood, Needham, Newton, Wellesley, Dover, Dedham, West Roxbury, Canton or surrounding areas you may have noticed the influx in construction projects. Dennis Colwell Architects is extremely active in these areas having completed hundreds of commercial and residential projects.
Dennis Colwell Architects (DCA) is a full-service architectural firm located in the South Shore of MA. DCA specializes in Commercial Architecture, Residential Architecture and Structural Design. The firm is NCARB certified and currently registered in MA, CT, IN, ME,MD, MI, MN, NH, PA, RI and VA.
Our goal is to guide our clients through all phases of design and construction. We understand and appreciate that no two projects are the same and are enthused to work with each and every client to create a space that meet their individual needs. DCA offers consultative services focusing on detail, design, style, proportion and scale.Our firm is involved in projects from initial design to final instruction which include the following areas:
- Master planning
- Architectural design
- Energy Conservation and Efficiency
- Waterproofing and Infiltration
- Historic Preservation
- Existing Building Code Analysis
DCA excels in the architectural process in order to competently deliver projects in a timely manner while embracing attention to detail to create unique solutions to client challenges.
Concept: Projects begin with conversation, listening, and completely understanding a client’s needs. Once we have a detailed understanding of the client’s goals we begin what is known as the concept phase. Through collaboration we are able to develop solutions to complex problems.
Design: After the concept phase is design development where the project comes to life. These design solutions include new construction, renovations, additions, and tenant fit outs. From simple every day solutions to multifaceted and phased projects, DCA is capable to handle any scope of work that may arise. Design services we offer include: feasibility studies, existing conditions field surveys, preliminary design, design development, code review, interior design, landscape design and construction control.
Structure: We leverage the most current software to ensure our services comply with current codes and technical guidelines. DCA will produce a model of your project in CAD and 3D software to provide you with a model that is easily consumable which improves project efficiency and reduces overall project costs.
Build: Once a design has been created that meets your needs and wants we work on your behalf with the builder to ensure the plans are met and answer requests on clarification. Through our construction administration process we are able to offer administration services that include: bidding and negotiations, permitting, project management, construction control affidavits, site observations and final punch lists. Our goal is to provide you with no surprises and that your needs are beyond fully met. Our services are not complete until our client is able to utilize their new space as they envisioned.
Historic: DCA appreciates historic structure and designs. We are able to preserve and celebrate the historical value of a particular structure. We aid the client in balancing sensitive design requirements and modern innovation to create an effective, long lasting design.
3D: 2D is the preferred medium for elevations, plans, and sections but it it is beneficial to observe these designs in a 3D environment with the latest CAD and 3D software. This helps to visualize the final design and what the completed project will look like.
Code: DCA assures clients that all projects are completed code review analysis of the local Building Code. As a nationally accredited architectural firm we are experts in understanding these codes to protect our client’s interests and public safety. Our firm removes confusion in determining the proper code requirements for a project. We specialize in analysis of IBC, IEBC, ADA,IECC and MAAB compliance.