About Us

Who we are

DLA is an architectural design practice based in Bulanaming / Marrickville in Sydney’s Inner West. We offer a full suite of services for residential, education and small commercial projects, and practice throughout the Sydney Metropolitan area and regional NSW. We are a certified Passive House design practive.

Our vision

Our focus is on creating considered, well designed and responsible buildings for our clients. We pride ourselves on our open and collaborative approach and our commitment to sustainability. This is a practice founded with love and passion.


DLA is headed by Darren Livings, a registered Architect in NSW with over a decade of experience in the architectural sphere. Darren has spent the bulk of his working life in commercial architectural offices, leading projects in both Australia and abroad. Taking the leap to found DLA is the next evolution in his career.