Culture & Values - image

We remain tethered to our brick and mortar materials whilst still effectively using the latest digital drawing technologies. This is part of our visuality.

WE ARE DESIGNERS

We design buildings inside and out and get buildings built. Core to our ethos is the concept of legacy, we want to leave the world a better place, we want our buildings to count.

THE BEST IDEA WINS

We chase the idea regardless of who it is from. Our openness helps us find the best idea, as it’s often just about listening to others.

WE COLLABORATE

Discussing our ideas and working with others is key to our success. Collaborations add value. It’s a way of preserving our best idea wins ethos, and a way of making new friends.

WE ARE VISUAL

DKO has a beautiful perspective hand, we rarely present building elevations. We communicate visually with our clients through different creative mediums.

WE TABLE PROPOSITIONS

The intellectual rigor behind our work. We take a brief and then our commerciality and cleverness allows us to formulate a proposition.

WE COMMUNICATE

Essential to our success. Communication is essential in our business – not only for clients, but between team members as well.

WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE

We feel strongly about accountability. Good teams are aways accountable to each other.

WE GROW PEOPLE

We have been incredibly successful in growing people, with most of our Senior Leadership Team exceeding 10 years. We allow people to take risks and make mistakes. We want to see our staff grow.