We believe design has the capacity to bring us all together, enhance our experiences, strengthen our communities and connect us to our environment.

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Our Practice
We are a husband and wife team with complementary backgrounds in architecture, urban design and real estate finance. Our combined experience in teaching and building creates a unique dialogue within the practice which makes our approach to design both academic and hands-on. As firm believers of social equality, we are a proud woman co-founded company dedicated to inclusivity and diversity in architecture, design and the building industry at large.

Kyriaki (Katie) Kasabalis
BArch(Hons) MAUD(Dist) 
Design + Research Director

Katie is an urbanist, architect and educator with a passion for design that promotes more livable, equitable and sustainable cities. She believes that how, where and with whom we live and work is at the core of what cities are about, a principle that she also explores through her teaching and scholarly work. Katie worked on her first affordable housing scheme in Newark, NJ and since then has helped design several housing projects in Taipei, Hong Kong and the US.

Currently, Katie is a Unit Master at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE Cities in London. She has also taught as an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia and as Visiting Faculty at Cornell University. Prior to founding Kasawoo, Katie worked as an architect at Foster + Partners, Richard Meier & Partners and Weiss/Manfredi in New York City. Katie received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, where she was the recipient of the prestigious Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal. She holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction from Harvard University, where she received the Druker Fellowship and the award for Excellence in Urban Design.

Darius Woo
BArch(Hons) MPhil(Cantab) RA AIA 
Design + Managing Director

Darius is an architect and entrepreneur who is committed to improving the built environment through his passion for design and his understanding of business and economic fundamentals. He believes forward-thinking designs, large or small, can generate positive externalities towards society, culture and the economy. Having a diverse background in design, construction and finance, Darius brings a disciplined and holistic view of the building process that facilitates the execution and delivery of design at the highest level.

Prior to founding the office, Darius served as a Project Architect at Weiss/Manfredi in New York City, where he had extensive experiences in leading large scale, complex US and international projects. Born in Canada, raised in Hong Kong, educated in the United States and in the United Kingdom, Darius holds a Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University, and a Masters in Real Estate Finance with Merit from the University of Cambridge. He is a registered architect in New York, an active member at The American Institute of Architects, and the recipient of the Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for work of exceptional merit in architecture.

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