DKC Architects was founded by Darryl K. Cartozian, President, in 2015 with previous staff on board. We continually improve our practices to reduce and simplify processes, procedures and timelines, as well as the latest technology to incorporate innovative and progressive design solutions, while using cost-conscientious strategies. We enjoy a remarkable professional reputation in our community, as well as in our industry as a result of the overall leadership, integrity and experience of our talented staff. Our reputation is accredited to having team players on staff who listen carefully to our valued clients and who respect the contributions of all project participants.
Our management philosophy is based on the clear understanding that Great Building Designs are the result of a creative, well-managed, dedicated and highly motivated team of professionals. Our team dynamics are structured in a manner that elicits the best from each team member, which fosters respect and creativity between individuals and builds a greater body of team expertise. It is this understanding of the importance of the collaborative process that distinguishes our approach.
Experience: We bring extensive experience to all project types. We take interest and the time to understand our clients’ expectations, goals and processes; this enables us to commence with work quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. We are committed to providing the outstanding service and attention all projects deserve. Our approach to design is based on vision, integrity and excellence attained through teamwork and technology. We emphasize innovative design, attention to detail and design quality to create distinctive architectural projects for all of our clients.
Expert Team: The success of every architectural project comes down to relationships. The relationship of one space to another, one material to another, and, most importantly, the relationships between people. We are focused first on building a positive and creative foundation with clients and, ultimately, a winning design solution. We carefully select engineers to ensure the highest standard of design, planning and expertise are met; specifically in the areas specified for your project. Our team shares our clients’ vision and we have the technological expertise to ensure these projects fully accommodate each individual, as well as the functionality, operations and capabilities required for the success of these projects. Darryl K. Cartozian, who brings over 35 years of experience working with many diverse clients and agencies, manages our excellent team. Our expert team is well regarded and respected for the quality and completeness of our construction documents and related details.
Schedule and Budget: Our in-house Quality Control / Assurance practices allow us to regularly monitor budgets, as well as ensure accurate, ongoing costs during each phase of design. Mr. Cartozian oversees all phases of projects to ensure schedules are being adhered to. Additionally, our reputation reflects our proven outstanding track record of projects completed on time and within budget. This is the hallmark of our success.
Responsive Architecture: We appreciate that each client and project has their own unique goals and challenges. Common misconceptions in the architecture world are budgets, schedules, public process and other real-world factors stifle creativity. We believe the exact opposite; that true architectural invention resides in the creative response to real-world limits. We found that greater engagement with a project’s specific constraints results in greater design integrity; whether budgetary or structural, cultural or contextual. Developing design solutions that address strategic directives enable us to gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of creating a harmonious space to create comfortable, tasteful and conducive work settings, interior and exterior. All finishes and aesthetic decisions are made with the utmost care aligning with the function of the space and the location of the project.