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.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Nundah House, Mental Health Residential Care, Step Up Step Down, Paddington architect

Nundah House

We are proud to announce the opening of our Nundah House building – a new short stay, residential care facility for Queensland Health’s mental health sector. The opening by Minister for Health Stephen Miles was featured in Brisbane Times on 11 April.

Photograph courtesy of Kate Mathieson Photography.

Best of Houzz Award 2018, Bathroom design, Residential architecture, Paddington architect, KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene,

Best of Houzz 2018

Today we are proud recipients of a Best of Houzz Award for 2018. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz.
“The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year’s recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise.”
The View House bathroom was instrumental in KO&CoArchitecture receiving this award.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Arnie's House, House Extension, Brisbane architecture, Residential Renovation, Paddington architect, dream home

Arnie’s House

Arnie’s House was featured in Brisbane News earlier this year. Thank you to Tonya Turner for a great article and Kate Mathieson Photograhphy for the stunning shots.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Louise Booth, Brisbane architect, associate director, sustainability, school, education architecture, community, Paddington, team

Welcome Louise

We are pleased to welcome Louise Booth to the KO&CoArchitecture team. With over 12 years of experience working for both the private and public sectors, Louise Booth is an architect who has always enjoyed working on projects with a strong sustainable and community focus. Outside of practice, Louise enjoys remaining actively engaged in the architectural community, through teaching both masters and undergraduate subjects at QUT.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, residential architecture, house extension, Paddington Brisbane, View House, modern contemporary design

View House

View House, the stunning collaboration between KO&Co Architecture and our passionate and determined clients Roze and Sash featured in the Brisbane News today. Thank you to Roze and Sash who gave us an interesting and challenging brief and worked tirelessly to bring the design to reality.

Carlo Scarpa, concrete, Venice architecture, craftsmanship, Brion Tomb, Italian architecture, KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene

Enduring Scarpa

During a recent trip to Italy, I finally visited Carlo Scarpa’s Brion Tomb. The quality of off form concrete achieved in this monument in the small country town of Altivole reminds us why Italians were dubbed as the best concrete craftsmen of the modern era.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Stephanie McLeish, Ross Nelson, social architecture, humanitarian architecture, builder, team

Welcome Stephanie and Ross

KO&Co Architecture is pleased to welcome Stephanie McLeish and Ross Nelson to the team.

Stephanie studied architecture in Brisbane and Stockholm before graduating with a Masters of Architecture in 2014. Stephanie has a passion for socially responsible and humanitarian architecture, values which align with those of the practice.

Ross joins the team following 22 years as a carpenter and a builder. Ross has an exceptional knowledge of construction detailing, and combined with his passion for architecture, his skillset contributes enormously to the practice.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Vietnam, Hanoi, Facade architecture, heritage building

Historic Hanoi

As development progresses at a rapid rate in Hanoi, the city’s heritage buildings are fighting demolition. The juxtaposition between old and new is not always successful, but in this example, the glass box neighbour to the heritage facade is complimentary.