DKO was founded in 2000. Its founding partners Koos de Keijzer and Zvonko Orsanic were keen to independently implement their own vision: the creation of ingenious spaces that are appreciated by the eyes, mind and soul alike.
Within a decade the practice - with Koos de Keijzer as Principal - has grown from its humble beginnings to a design powerhouse in the Asia-Pacific region. DKO is a multidisciplinary team of 190 professionals working across six offices in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Such rapid expansion has meant constant adaptation to the changing needs of the market however the underlying principles that propel DKO have remained consistent since day one.
At DKO we approach all projects with our heads firmly on our shoulders. We utilise logic to interpret our canvas into unique and effective designs. We aim to be as culturally aware and people savvy as possible to understand and appreciate the different ways they tick. We open our minds to the creative possibilities and rely on a solid and united team to implement them.
DKO plans to evolve into a globally oriented entity that uses the growth of its individual team members to progress further as a business and creative institution. DKO has already cemented itself as being at the forefront of residential design. Still in the pipeline are countless more diverse projects from bespoke residences to luxury hotels, unique hospitality and workplace interiors, urban design and large-scale master planning, testament to the versatility of DKO’s design team.
With the planet’s economic, cultural and environmental futures already highly capricious, architecture is one method we can use to control and to adapt to changing times. At DKO we have proven we understand when to flex with the wind and when to stand tall against it. Finally, we never lose sight of the most fundamental quality that connects all great design – people. Through human understanding, we maximise potential and can deliver architecture at its utmost excellence.