Koos de Keijzer
He is a respected architect and urban designer, with a particular strategic understanding of residential design in all its forms.
|QUALIFICATION||M.Arch, AIA, AACA.|
|STUDIOS||Melbourne Sydney Perth Brisbane Auckland Ho Chi Minh|
Koos de Keijzer, founding partner and Principal of DKO Architecture, has built a highly regarded role as an urban designer and architect, with particular expertise in residential developments.
DKO Architecture is an award-winning design practice with offices in Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam. As Founder and Principal of DKO, Koos heads a team of over 200 designers whose expertise spans urban design, master planning, architecture and interior design. Koos has grown a dynamic design practise that’s core strength lies in innovative design and effective delivery.
Koos graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands with a Masters Degree in Architecture and Urban Design. Koos then tutored and worked in Amsterdam before coming to Australia in 1987. Prior to establishing DKO Architecture in 2000, Koos was a Director at HPA Architecture, spending 12 years designing and managing some of the Mirvac Group’s most complex architectural and urban projects in Australia.
An unbridled passion for typology research has given rise to a number of innovative apartment and housing typologies which embrace and enrich the Australian residential lifestyle. This passion, coupled with a firm commitment to architectural integrity, delivers a strong emphasis on contemporary sustainable communities and is being adopted as benchmarks for contemporary residential development.
Koos consults as an urban design expert to a number of councils such as City of Melbourne, City of Yarra and Lane Cove Council. He has provided expert witness statements for VCAT for a number of years. Koos is a panel member on the OVGA assisting the Victorian Government Architect in major projects throughout Victoria and is also an active member of the Australian Institute of Architects.