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DAU

D'Ambrosio architecture + urbanism is an award-winning practice in architecture, research, planning and urban design.

DAU has provided professional services in Victoria and Vancouver Island since 1991. Our work is based on proven design principles as well as original design thinking.

DAU provides creative and technical assistance to clients in the following areas:

  • Architecture of all scales, complexity and green certification (LEED)
  • Restructuring of existing and historic buildings
  • Town and campus planning
  • Urban design and landscape architecture
  • Sustainable development and smart growth planning
  • Public space and public art
  • Theatrical and event environments
  • Applied research

With both public and private clients, we make architecture and urban projects that are beautiful, meaningful and long-lasting, emphasizing the long-term fit of the designs into their place, ecological region and cultural context.

DAU uses a number of traditional and progressive design techniques, including participatory charrettes. An essential part of our practice is to foster collaboration among clients, design professionals, approval agencies, users and the public, in order to produce successful projects with creativity and conscience.


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Firm History

D'Ambrosio architecture + urbanism
2003-present

Williams D'Ambrosio architects
2001–2003

Williams de Hoog D'Ambrosio architects
2000–2001

de Hoog D'Ambrosio architects
1996–2000

de Hoog D'Ambrosio Rowe architects
1992–1996

Urban Design Cooperative
1990–1992