David A. Price Architects, Inc. (DAPA) was established in 1981 as the professional architectural practice of David A. Price, AIA, who continues to assume personal management and design responsibility for each project assignment. A highly qualified staff of supporting design talent and state of the art computer assisted design (CAD) equipment has been assembled to ensure optimum value for the design dollar. But the key to the firm's effectiveness is the establishment and maintenance of a close working relationship between the principal of the firm and the client or client's representative.

DAPA has provided architectural and planning services to a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors, including cities, counties, and other governmental agencies, major corporations, retail, commercial and office building developers, recreational facility and resort operators, land owners, investors, and other professional service firms. The scope of services performed ranges from program analysis and preliminary design, to the preparation of working drawings and construction documents, as well as on site supervision of construction.

The primary field of activity includes:

  • Church campuses and related facilities
  • Entertainment and recreational facilities
  • Resorts and hotels
  • Restaurants and retail stores
  • Shopping centers and auto malls
  • Office and industrial buildings
  • Business and industrial parks
  • Redevelopment, conservation, adaptive reuse, and historic reservation

The overall philosophy guiding the firm is that design must be both aesthetically pleasing and economically sound. Good design is a productive and profitable investment in itself, but it must be undertaken with a clear understanding of the economic purposes of the project, as well as a sensitivity to the surrounding physical environment. It can be the deciding factor that determines locational choice and which provides a project with a competitive edge in today's marketplace, both in aesthetic and economic terms.

The firm has been recognized for design excellence and is the recipient of design awards. In addition, memberships are maintained in a variety of professional organizations and associations to remain abreast of activities and trends affecting design practice.

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