Dennis Colwell Architects (DCA) is a full-service Rhode Island architectural firm specializing 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.
The firm appreciates that no two projects are alike and look at each project with fresh eyes eager to offer consultative services on design, detail, style, scale and proportion.
Dennis Colwell Architects is engaged in projects that involve master planning, architectural design, accessibility, demolition, energy conservation and efficiency, waterproofing and infiltration, repairs, remodeling, renovation, rehabilitation, historic preservation and existing building code analysis.
DCA is proficient in the architectural process in order to complete projects in a timely manner while bringing focus and attention to detail. A project is not complete until the client is satisfied.
The Process: The first step in the architectural process is schematic design. We begin with a free initial consultation. This meeting involves the client from the very beginning. It is critical we have a firm grasp of your needs and wants in order to produce a final product you can call “yours”. We will get a thorough understanding of what you are looking to accomplish, see the space you are wishing to transform, and discuss the entire process and what it will encompass.
DCA works jointly with the client throughout the entire project in order to make sure the voice of the client is understood and the project is achieving timelines set during the initial meeting.
DCA is skilled to work on both residential and commercial projects and understand that no two projects are alike. We assure our clients that all projects are completed using the local building code. As a nationally accredited firm we are experts in navigation of these codes to protect our client’s interests and public safety. The firm specializes in analysis of IBC, IEBC, ADA, IECC, and MAAB compliance.