With 46 years of service together and many more years of experience, the architects at Casey + DeChant Architects know how to get things done right the first time. Over the decades CDA has completed hundreds of projects, spanning from simple commercial Tenant Improvements all the way up to master planned and fully designed residential communities. We create lasting relationships with our clients, built on trust and quality performance, which makes Casey + DeChant Architects proud to be the architect of choice for many of our repeat clients. Our principals and partners are devoted to producing only the highest quality designs, and have likewise dedicated themselves to the company to make it what it is today.

Paul Casey
Paul Casey (Retired)

Paul started his architectural training in his high school's vocational drafting program, proceeded directly to college vocational training, and then obtained his professional architectural degrees. Because of his early vocational training, he was able to work in architectural offices while enrolled in college and accrue enough professional experience while in school to qualify for architectural licensing exams immediately after graduating. He obtained his first state architectural license in 1981. Paul's early career experience was with international projects in Africa and south Asia where he spent almost three years assisting in design, construction documentation, and construction administration services for USAID's development of the National Agricultural Research Center in Islamabad, Pakistan. Paul moved his family to Tacoma in 1984, worked three years for a local architectural firm and went into business with Mark Anderson, Structural Engineer, in 1987. From that original partnership, ACP Consultants formed in 1991. In 2012, Paul separated from this long-time partnership to form Casey + DeChant Architects. Paul has focused his architectural practice on the design of new housing and light commercial developments, building renovation, and forensic evaluation of existing buildings. He has designed several hundred buildings located throughout the Puget Sound region, Oregon, and Hawaii.

Larry DeChant
Larry Dechant, Principal

Larry Dechant joined Casey Group Architects in 1990 on an apprenticeship track to licensure, and became a partner in Casey + DeChant Architects in 2012. Over the years he has managed many types of projects ranging from master planning, custom residential, apartments & high end condominiums. His experience also includes neighborhood upgrades, churches, small commercial and mixed-use developments. Larry enjoys working at various scales and scopes because of the range of design challenges that each presents.

Jerry Litwin
Jerry Litwin, Associate, Senior Project Manager

Jerry has always been interested in designing and building since childhood. His career started in Corpus Christi, TX as a VISTA Volunteer assisting non-profit organizations with facility layouts and developing a non-ambulatory obstacle course for the handicapped children at the local state facility. He extended his stay another 13 years to work for residential and commercial architectural firms. In 1988 he returned to the Pacific Northwest and has served as the lead for commercial architecture with the Casey Group Architects, and now Casey + DeChant Architects.

His commitment to continuing education led Jerry to join the Construction Specifications Institute in 2000. He became active in the local chapter by helping to develop education classes and meeting programs. He improved the CDT class and started the CCCA class where he was able to share his 30 years of experience in construction administration and project management. As Programs Chair he has discovered and invited many speakers to come and share their knowledge with the local construction community. Jerry is one of the first non-founding chapter members to be chapter president and is proud to have helped the chapter to become a vibrant, active organization in South Puget Sound.