https://dcarch.com/dcas-new-office-wins-an-abj-award/"> DC+A’s New Office Wins an ABJ Award!

We recently won an Austin Business Journal Commercial Design Award for our new office on E. 7th Street in East Austin. We are loving life at our new office and are honored to have all of our hard work on it be recognized.

To read the full article, click here.

November 12, 2021

https://dcarch.com/dca-office-wins-aia-award/"> DC+A Office wins AIA Award

We are thrilled to announce that our new office in East ATX recently won an AIA Austin Design Award of Merit!

As more and more of the surrounding area is being torn down and rebuilt, this adaptive reuse project preserves our 40-year-old design legacy, allowing us to establish old roots on a new site while preserving the character of the neighborhood around us. This project was truly a collaborative effort from every person on our team, and it feels great to be recognized for it. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this dream a reality!

Click here to see photos of the office and read more about the story behind the design.

June 18, 2021

https://dcarch.com/dca-wins-big-for-austin-home-magazine-awards/"> DC+A wins big for Austin Home Magazine Awards

We recently won in 5 different categories for the Austin Home and Design Awards! Our firm won for the overall General Excellence in Architecture award; our Skybox project was voted Reader’s Choice Best Overall Home and Best Modern Architecture over 3,500 SF; our C+R Office was awarded Best Office Design; our Westlake Haven home was awarded Best Use of Stone/Tile. Read the full article and see the other winners here.

May 28, 2021

https://dcarch.com/post-pandemic-architectural-design-styles/"> Post-Pandemic Design Styles

We spoke with RedFin Blog recently about design styles and trends we expect to see in the future post-pandemic world. Firm partner, Kim Power, predicts we are poised to see a pause and even reversal of the downsizing tendencies homeowners have been focused on up until now.

Read more from Kim and other architects around the country here.

May 7, 2021

https://dcarch.com/were-hiring/"> We’re Hiring!

We are looking for a creative Interior Designer to join our studio! He/She should be highly organized, able to track numerous details/deadlines, comfortable and efficient handling independent work on multiple projects at once, and collaborating with multiple Architects. Expect to work on a variety of exciting residential and commercial projects. Experience drafting in CAD or BIM,  modeling in SketchUp, and utilizing Adobe Creative Suite such as InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator is required. Applicants must possess a degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or a related field. Professional experience with ARCHICAD BIM software will be given additional consideration.

Please email resume and work samples to resume@dcarch.com.

February 17, 2021

https://dcarch.com/kris-white-appointed-to-firm-partner/"> Kris White appointed to Firm Partner

We are so pleased to announce our long time employee, Kris White, has been appointed to a partner of our firm. Kris joined the DC+A family in 2012, became an Associate in 2014, a Senior Associate in 2018 and we couldn’t be more proud to now call him Partner in 2020. Kris is not only an incredibly talented designer, but also a very motivating leader who cares deeply about the future of our firm. We couldn’t be happier to share this exciting news with y’all!

September 30, 2020

https://dcarch.com/bevel-house-on-nbcs-open-house-tv/"> Bevel House on NBC’s Open House TV

The Bevel House was recently featured on NBC’s Open House TV! Firm partner, Kim Power, gives a virtual tour through the iconic West Lake Hills, TX home and explains some important design decisions that were made. We couldn’t be more proud to be featured on this incredible show!

You can see the full clip on the Open House TV YouTube  here!

September 17, 2020

https://dcarch.com/dcas-new-office-in-luxe-magazine/"> DC+A’s new office in Luxe Magazine

Our friends at Luxe Magazine gave our new office some love in their latest fall issue. “When Dick Clark Architecture moved to the Warehouse District in 1995, Dick was a pioneer of the neighborhood and really helped define it as we know it today,” explains principal partner Mark Vornberg. “Developing this office was a great opportunity for us to have a similar impact on the East 7th Street Corridor.”

Grab the Sept./Oct. 2020 issue to read the full article!

September 8, 2020

https://dcarch.com/how-much-should-you-spend-on-door-hardware/"> How Much Should You Spend on Door Hardware?

Dwell Magazine recently asked different designers how much you should spend when sourcing door hardware for a project. DC+A associate, Samantha Voges, shares advice about which styles are best and why.

Read the full article here.

April 30, 2020

https://dcarch.com/covid-19/"> COVID-19

Given these unprecedented times and the shelter-in-place protocol, our staff is currently working from home. We are still available to answer any questions via email. You can find our employee contact information here.

If you are interested in hiring us for a new project, please use this form to get in touch.

We hope everyone stays safe and look forward to when we can host you in our new office again. Until then, be well.

March 31, 2020

https://dcarch.com/the-best-residential-architects-designers-in-texas/"> The Best Residential Architects + Designers in Texas

DC+A was recently named one of the best residential architects and designers in Texas by Home Builder Digest. We are honored to be listed among such amazing talent! Check out the full list of winners here.

February 24, 2020

https://dcarch.com/dca-turns-40/"> DC+A turns 40!

DC+A recently partnered w/ our friends at Luxe Magazine to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and the move to our new office. It has been an incredible 40 years and we have never been more excited for the future of DC+A. Lots of exciting projects are in store, as well as photos from our beautiful new space, so stay tuned for more updates!

February 24, 2020

https://dcarch.com/we-have-officially-moved-to-east-austin/"> We have officially moved to East Austin!

It’s a new era at DC+A! We kicked off the new decade by moving into our new office located at 2120 E. 7th Street. We restored an old pawn shop building and added a mezzanine, roof deck and second floor balcony. Stay tuned for pics of our new space!

February 3, 2020

https://dcarch.com/modern-luxury-interiors-texas-features-orleans-harbour/"> Modern Luxury Interiors Texas features Orleans Harbour

“[Dick] really had a vision of what the home could be. His enthusiasm and passion absolutely won us over.” Just a snippet from an incredible article about our Orleans Harbour project in Modern Luxury Interiors Texas. Get yourself a copy to read the full article about this newly remodeled Lake Austin condo.

January 24, 2020

https://dcarch.com/lago-vista-in-austin-home-magazine/"> Lago Vista in Austin Home Magazine

“Built on two lots, this Lago Vista House is all about capturing views and memories”. What a fantastic article about our Lago Vista house in Austin Home Magazine! This project was a long time coming, and we are so pleased with the final result. Check out the latest issue of Austin Home Magazine to read the full article!

November 25, 2019

https://dcarch.com/dca-is-moving-to-east-austin/"> DC+A is moving to East Austin!

DC+A is moving to a beautiful new office on East 7th Street in Austin, TX! Our friends at Scott + Cooner will occupy most of the first floor retail space and we will occupy the second floor.

We will be sharing the second floor with 1-2 tenants and there is roughly 3,000 sf of leasable space available.

The building will be fully finished out and it will have some exciting new features including: a high-end residential Poliform kitchen, high-end bathrooms, 3 Separate conference Rooms, a 2nd floor balcony and a mezzanine roof deck.

Please send any people our way that you think might be a good fit! For more information, visit our leasing website here.

October 24, 2019

https://dcarch.com/007-house-is-on-the-aia-homes-tour/"> 007 House is on the AIA Homes Tour

We are thrilled to announce that the 007 House will be featured on the AIA Austin Homes Tour this fall! The 2019 tour takes place on October 19 & 20. Take a closer look at the 007 House here.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or at the following locations: AIA Austin, Arete Kitchens, Nannie Inez, Nest and Urban Space.

September 18, 2019

https://dcarch.com/architect-magazine-restoration-renovation-award/"> Architect Magazine Restoration/Renovation Award

The Bohn House wins again! Architect Magazine, which is a national publication, had its annual Residential Design Awards and The Bohn House won the Restoration/Preservation Award. We are very proud of this project and are honored to receive this type of recognition. It truly is a remarkable renovation and restoration, and Architect Magazine did a wonderful job highlighting that in their description of the house. Read the full article yourself in the December issue!

January 18, 2019

https://dcarch.com/bohn-house-featured-in-austin-home/"> Bohn House Featured in Austin Home

What an honor to have the Historic Bohn House featured in Austin Home Magazine! “Second Life, Same Spirit” is such a fitting title for this incredible house we had the chance of working on. The article explains how much of the iconic house has changed, but how it’s joyful soul still remains. Get the Fall Issue of Austin Home Magazine to read the full article, and see the house in person on this years AIA Austin Home Tour!

October 4, 2018

https://dcarch.com/abj-2018-profiles-in-power/"> ABJ 2018 Profiles in Power

So proud of our Partner, Kim Power, for being a finalist in a pool of 109 nominees at the Austin Business Journal 2018 Profiles in Power – Central Texas Women of Influence Ceremony. Check out the full article with winners and finalists here.

September 24, 2018

https://dcarch.com/2018-txa-honor-awards-architecture-firm-award/"> 2018 TxA Honor Awards Architecture Firm Award

“Dick Clark + Associates has shaped the Austin community for nearly 40 years. Founded by the late Dick Clark, FAIA, DC+A started out in residential design, branching into commercial projects in the 1990s. The firm’s fingerprint is seen throughout Austin, especially downtown, where they have completed more than 70 projects and pioneered the way in making the core of the city a vibrant place to explore, relax, and live. DC+A’s award-winning restaurant designs have defined the comfortable ambiance for which Austin is known, and their modern residences seamlessly blend elegant design with the Hill Country landscape and spirit.” -Texas Society of Architects

See other award recipients here.

August 22, 2018

https://dcarch.com/dick-clark-iii-legacy-library/"> Dick Clark III Legacy Library

Today marks one year since we lost our dear friend, collaborator and mentor. In celebration of his life, we have teamed up with our long time friends at the Nobelity Project to build a new tribute that encompasses Dick’s passion for design, education, people and travel.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Dick Clark III Legacy Library, located at Mahiga Hope High School in Kenya. The new library will add another beautiful building to the Mahiga Hope Campus, which is the same place that we designed and built the award-winning Rainwater Court.

If you are interested in seeing a preview of the project or donating money to help fund this project, you can do so by clicking here.

August 8, 2018

https://dcarch.com/007-house-in-modern-luxury-interiors-texas/"> 007 House in Modern Luxury Interiors Texas

We are pumped to see our 007 Residence in the Summer 2018 issue of Modern Luxury Interiors Texas! They wrote up a nice article about the sleek and modern design done by firm associates Kris White + Kate Blocker. Check out the digital version here.

August 1, 2018

https://dcarch.com/international-property-and-hotel-awards-2018/"> International Property and Hotel Awards 2018

We are thrilled to have one of our projects, Hotel Eleven, be nominated for “Best Hotel Under 50 Rooms” in Design et al’s International Property and Hotel Awards 2018!

Please take a minute and vote for us here. Voting ends on June 27th!

June 7, 2018

https://dcarch.com/dick-clark-associates-names-new-partners/"> Dick Clark + Associates Names New Partners


Long-Time Dick Clark + Associates Senior Associates to Lead Architecture and Design Firm

(AUSTIN, TX – May 9, 2018) – Dick Clark + Associates, the award-winning Austin, TX-based residential and commercial architecture and design firm founded 37 years ago by Dick Clark, FAIA, today named Mark Vornberg, Kim Power and Kevin Gallaugher partners. Vornberg was also named Principal. Vornberg, Power and Gallaugher are all long-time Senior Associates of the firm and have helped build the firm’s legacy of pioneering contemporary architecture in Central Texas.

“We are honored that Dick chose us to lead the firm. We learned from the master and he taught us far more than a passion for our work. He instilled in us a need to challenge ourselves and each other, respect the site and the client, and stay inventive in our designs, to look for inventive ways to solve problems, and to live with exuberance,” said Mark Vornberg, Principal and Partner, Dick Clark + Associates.


May 9, 2018

https://dcarch.com/congrats-to-high-brew-on-the-new-space/"> Congrats to High Brew on the new space!

As the architect for renovations to the 1960’s shell building, the team here at DC+A was elated when High Brew chose to make the space their new home. It’s a big favorite around here and a staple in our fridges!
Link: High Brew Coffee keeps the caffeine, cool art flowing with new Austin HQ

May 3, 2018

https://dcarch.com/dca-at-luxe-red-awards/"> DC+A at Luxe RED Awards

We are proud to be among the winners of the Luxe Interiors + Design RED Awards! Bud’s Place was recognized for Best Bathroom in the Austin / San Antonio region, and Project Architect and Partner, Kim Power, attended the event in New York City last week. Thank you, Luxe!

April 30, 2018

https://dcarch.com/lake-travis-retreat-entry-door-on-houzz/"> Lake Travis Retreat – entry door on Houzz

We’re delighted to see our Lake Travis Retreat’s custom front door featured in Houzz’s new feature on unique front doors. The gorgeous translucent onyx, pivot hardware, and embedded lighting combine to create a front door with serious ‘wow’ factor. We love designing custom front doors for our homes, giving our clients an unforgettable way to welcome their guests.
Link: 9 Ways To Decorate Your Door on Houzz

April 19, 2018

https://dcarch.com/palma-plaza-project-on-architizer/"> DC+A on Architizer

We are so happy to see our Palma Plaza house featured on Architizer: DC+A’s Palma Plaza Home
We enjoyed creating a home that was tailored to today’s homeowner but well-integrated into the existing fabric of the established Clarksville neighborhood. “The home takes design cues from the neighborhood and interprets them in modern materials.” – Kris White, Project Manager

May 26, 2017

https://dcarch.com/appliances-wine-refrigerators/"> Appliances: Wine Refrigerators

Kim Power from our team talks about a really great feature of our Terrace Mountain house that is both fun and functional: a pair of under-counter drink and wine refrigerators integrated into the end of the hard-working kitchen island. Perfect for pool days as this Texas weather heats up.

Wayfair – Bar & Wine: Wine Cooler & Fridge Tips

May 26, 2017

https://dcarch.com/hill-country-modern/"> Hill Country Modern

We are so pleased to have The Brownwood Residence featured on The Contemporist this past week. This modern home in Brownwood, Texas is a stunning example of site specific Hill Country Modernism.

March 17, 2017

https://dcarch.com/office-space/"> Office Space

Check out our own Kate Blocker’s selections for the perfect home office featured in the December issue of Austin Home.

March 17, 2017

https://dcarch.com/think-space/"> Think Space

“After 35 years in the biz, Clark still has a big crush on his work.”

Very fun article in this month’s Architecture Issue of Tribeza about our office, our design process, and our people.

October 25, 2016

https://dcarch.com/the-new-dcarch-com/"> The New DCArch.com

After much anticipation and hard work we are pleased to announce our new website. We put a ton of work into this with the goal to display our projects with the care and consideration that we bring to our designs. The new design is responsive and is intended to accommodate whatever device you may view it on. Thank you to the team at Alyson Design for all the hard work they put into this.

We will keep you posted on any new projects, finished projects or office news. Thank you for all the support.

February 23, 2016