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 led multidisciplinary agency 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.

Darius Woo
BArch(Hons) MPhil(Cantab) AIA
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 Senior Project Architect at Weiss/Manfredi in New York City, where he had over 8 years of extensive experiences in leading large scale, complex US and international projects. He has taught as a Visiting Faculty at Cornell University and has been a regular juror at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. In addition to his professional duties, Darius also serves as a Director on the board of NW3 Community Land Trust, a registered community benefit society working towards the provision of affordable housing in the London Borough of Camden.

Darius holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, and a Masters in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge. He is a registered architect in New York and a member of The American Institute of Architects.

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

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 at the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, University of Virginia and 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, and holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction from Harvard University, where she also received the Druker Fellowship and the award for Excellence in Urban Design. She is a registered architect-engineer in Greece and a member of the Greek Association of Architects.

Our team is a diverse group of collaborators currently including:

David Valinsky                Technical Consultant
Yolande Wang                Architectural Assistant
Irv Michaels                    Business Development

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