Award winning Brisbane practice, KO&Co Architecture

UDIA Wingate National Awards 2020

Hot off the press – UDIA National Awards 2020 winner in the Affordable Development category. Congratulations to our amazing clients BHC Ltd, builders Integral Constructions and the rest of the consultant team. We are absolutely honored to be part of this nationally award winning building.

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Our first State School project almost complete

The first of five school projects under construction this year is nearing completion. The new multi-storey learning facility will include 16 classrooms, amenities and staff facilities. We look forward to sharing some photos when it is complete later this month.

Congratulations to Wiley Construction who were nominated by the Australian Construction Awards (ACA) for their Health and Safety Solution in delivering this project. You can see a video below of their efforts in helping the school children understand the safety procedures during construction.

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KO&Co Architecture | COVID-19 Status Update

This has been one of the most tumultuous times in modern history. As lives and jobs are lost and the economy plummets, all our clients, consultants and builders have been consistently in our thoughts.

We have been closely monitoring advice from the World Health Organisation, our Chief Medical Officer, State and Federal government advice and will follow recommendations as they are announced.

We are aware the industry has implemented social distancing in different ways and at different rates. We want to reassure you we have successfully set up remote access for all our staff and have been effectively working remotely with minimal disruption to our deliverables.

The health and safety of our team and our clients is our priority, however, I also wish to reassure everyone our business operations and productivity continue as usual.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our studio on 0417 007 458.

Karen Ognibene
Director

Sam Routledge, KO&Co Architecture, architectural graduate,

Welcome Sam

We are pleased to welcome Sam Routledge to the KO&Co Architecture team. Sam is an architectural graduate from the Queensland University of Technology, focussing his Master’s degree on social housing and adaptive re-use of public buildings.

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Cornwall Street project breaks ground

The Cornwall Street project in Woolloongabba broke ground this week. Designed for BHC and built by Stokes Wheeler, the new affordable rental housing will provide 32 apartments for youth and key workers. This development is the first to be constructed under the Queensland Government’s Partnering for Growth initiative.

Located on a small yet prominent site, the 9 storey apartment building will include a mix of studio and one bedroom apartments, designed to respond to the Brisbane City Council’s ‘Building’s that Breathe’ design guidelines.

BHC’s Rebecca Oelkers and Eloise Atkinson, were joined by the Hon. Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier and Treasurer, the Hon. Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works and Annemaree Callander from Brisbane Youth Service for the sod turning.

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UDIA 2019 win for Jingeri

We are proud to announce Jingeri (Glenalva Terrace) has received top honours at the 2019 UDIA Queensland Awards for Excellence in the Affordable Housing category. Congratulations to our amazing clients BHC Limited, whose commitment and perseverance allowed us to design a home for 10 young people living independently with a disability. We encourage you to visit the BHCL website for the inspirational video about the tenants in the building.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, John Kim, Architectural Graduate, team

Welcome John

We are pleased to welcome John Kim to the KO&Co Architecture team. John is a Graduate of Architecture from the Queensland University of Technology and also a skilled Revit technician.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Ivan Ling, Student, team

Welcome Ivan

We are pleased to welcome Ivan to the KO&Co Architecture team. Ivan is currently completing his Masters of Architecture at the University of Queensland and has joined us as an Architectural Student.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Pak Chan, Architect, Paddington, Brisbane, team

Welcome Pak

We are pleased to welcome Pak Chan to the KO&Co Architecture team. Pak joins us from Popolus and is passionate about creating spaces that connect with people on an emotional level.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Cate Meehan, Architect, Brisbane, Paddington, team

Welcome Cate

We are pleased to welcome Cate Meehan to the KO&Co Architecture team. Cate is a architect who is passionate about all aspects of design and the way in which well-designed spaces can enhance human experiences and interaction. Outside of practice, Cate enjoys the outdoors, particularly surfing, skateboarding and sunshine.

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