alfa8 is positioned to provide architectural, engineering, and management services for a wide range of projects in diverse international markets.

alfa8 is a full service international A&E and Management firm founded on the strengths of DVA Architects, which was originally established in 1975 as a boutique A&E firm in the Washington DC market hub, with the promise to deliver excellent service to our clients. Today, as DVAC has expanded its portfolio to international markets we are pleased to note that we have kept our promise of building long-term relationships with our clients based on service excellence and sound business principles.

alfa8’s team and network brings specialized and market-specific areas of expertise to our clients.  Our project delivery is adaptable to the needs of our clients and project requirements.

Iliad Terra, AIA

Managing Partner, Founding Partner

Currently as a founding partner of DVAC, Mr. Terra is heading the consortium’s effort for developing a network of vanguard firms under the alfa8 flagship and brand to act as an internationally competitive US team able to access and deliver major projects globally, which includes spearheading design and development for top tier hotels in the KSA and UAE markets.


Michael Krause, Ph.D

Co-Founding Partner

Michael D. Krause, Ph.D is security specialist, leader, educator, logistician, and former soldier. He is a founding partner of alfa8. His background spans military service in two wars, on four continents, participating in five contingency operations. Dr. Krause serves as founder and President, KRI; and Chairman of SecureChain, focused on strategic planning, logistics, security, and leadership development.


Richard Donnally, AIA

Strategic Team Partner, A&E

Mr. Donnally is the Senior Principal of Donnally Vujcic Associates, Architects in Gaithersburg, Maryland and is responsible for directing design and administration of the firm. He brings over 35 years of experience in planning, architectural design, and construction techniques to his direct supervision and involvement in every stage of project development.



Curt Weldon

Former US Congressman

Eugen Sullivan

Retired Federal Judge

Linton Wells

Former White House Member

John Abizaid

Retired US Army General