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OUR DEDICATED TEAM

Together we strive to make the world a better place by creatively responding

to client needs through building design. 

Dale Buckingham
PRINCIPAL
Karen Kelly
PRINCIPAL
Levi Van Buggenum
ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
Tim Jager
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Ben Reeves
PROJECT MANAGER
Scott Avey
CAD / BIM MANAGER
Gwen Buckingham
BOOKKEEPING / MARKETING
Debra Purdy
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Kyle Bridger
ENGINEER/ARCHITECTURAL TECHNICIAN
Jessie Dykhouse
ARCHITECT
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"... Each of these projects has been completed in our very short construction window between school academic years. I have always found the firm to be professional in all respects. Their designs and plans are responsive to our need and are cost effective in their implementation. The firm has never designed or managed a project for my district that has exceeded our budget for the project. They have been creative in their problem solving and a pit bull in making sure that contractors adhere the contract and implement the vision for the project. ..."

- 2014

Jeremy Smith, Business Manager

Sheridan County School District No. 1

"...performance on this addition and renovation was excellent and for the first time in WCSD1's construction experience, a project was completed on time and under budget. ...From the beginning stages I was impressed with your teams desire to help us shape our vision and work around the constraints of a remodel project and the economics of space, light, and money. ...In the last month, I have received nothing but praise for the design, functionality, and feel of our new addition and renovation. ...I commend DBA for providing us with focused and concise solutions to the myriad challenges of this project. I am proud of this building and thank you you for being an excellent partner in education."

- 2011 (Newcastle MS Remodel and Addition project)

Scott Shoop, formerly at

Weston County School District No. 1