Mission Statement

We are a full service architectural firm with a commitment to provide quality architectural services with creative and innovative design solutions to meet program and budget requirements and exceed expectations.

Our documents are delivered on time and are comprehensive and complete, minimizing the possibility of change orders.

The Principal

David Dalby, AIA, is a registered architect in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and is a member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and the Construction Specification Institute (CSI).

Although he started the firm in 2004, his more than 20 years experience in construction management, general construction, and subcontracting, exposes the firm to an extensive knowledge of the construction industry in all phases and types of construction and to a unique understanding of preparing job cost estimates, establishing and monitoring construction schedules and developing cost effective solutions to project related problems and issues. 

As a helicopter pilot, Dave provides the added benefit of being able to visit multiple sites in a limited period of time by flying at low levels over a site to get a clear picture of the surrounding neighborhoods, identify major traffic patterns and locate possible water runoff and other issues that could affect site development.

The Firm

We offer a full range of architectural and interior design services from presentation documentation, programming and preliminary space planning, through design and construction documentation, to construction administration and project closeout. 

In addition to project management, d. dalby architect provides specification writing services (outline and full version), quality control and assurance review, code review and analysis, and value engineering. 

We utilize the most recent versions of CAD and 3D modeling and rendering programs on Microstation or AutoCAD platforms and with Microsoft Project or Primevera P3 for project and construction scheduling.  We are familiar with Primavera Expedition and AutoDesk Buzzsaw® to track change orders, submittals, construction progress and to improve communication and collaboration among project team members

The Projects

The firm has a proven ability to organize and manage multiple projects to a successful on-time completion within the identified budget.

With completed projects in Florida, California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware we review, understand and interpret many different local and national building codes and regulations that affect design and occupancy.

We have worked with both corporate and private clients, and have experience with educational facilities, commercial offices, retail operations, health care, hospitality and retirement facilities, and single and multifamily residences.


d. dalby architect
170 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302.738.3811
Fax: 302.738.3855
email: contact@ddalbyarchitect.com