John Swierk - DDCA Architects

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DDCA Architects, A Direct Design Ltd. Company, is a full-service architectural firm serving retail, commercial, industrial, institution, and residential clients. Established in 1989, DDCA Architects clients value our innovative designs for new construction, renovation, interior finish-outs and facility expansion. We take the time to learn about your specialized needs understanding the importance of design in the context of scope, budget, schedule and quality.

Successful architectural is a team effort consisting of experienced architects, designers, technical staff, project management and clients to bring together the diverse knowledge that is essential to each project’s success.

Satisfying Project Needs
It is imperative that we work closely with you, throughout the project, to develop the quality designs you expect. And to ensure on-going open communications, we assign a project architect who is available for questions and consultations.

Continuing Education Gives Our Experts the Edge
We do extensive research and careful reviews of building codes, zoning ordinances, fire and health regulations, and the Americans with Disabilities Act to help us further define design criteria. This and participation in further architectural education puts our staff at the top of their profession.

Dedicated to Creating a Better Environment
Analyzing building sites, preparing land-use studies, and long-range land development plans are services provided by our land planning experts. We concentrate on analyzing land with respect, efficiency, and economics.

Creating Facility Plans that Work for You
We consider not only the spatial relationships, but also the aesthetics, structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems, and the economics of the building. The details are thoroughly reviewed to achieve the best solution for your needs.

Representing Your Best Interests
Your Direct Design professional will appear as a witness before zoning boards, planning commissions, and governmental bodies to represent your project and your interests.

Auto-Cad Technology Means Accuracy and Speed
We generate your construction documents by using the most current release of Auto-Cad. With this technology and a full-color ink-jet plotter, we consistently produce accurate drawings within strict deadlines.

When Design Becomes Reality – Precision Counts
At the project site, we observe building construction and check materials to ensure they comply with the construction documents. We also prepare bid documents, change-orders, punch-lists, and review payout requests.