We are interested in a new kind of minimalism, not through the reduction of ornaments but through the careful use of available resources in intelligent ways.

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Our diverse backgrounds provide us with the required technical expertise and the ability to see every project through multiple lenses and engage meaningfully with our clients. 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. 

Darius Woo

Darius is an architect 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.

Darius is a Design Fellow at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge where he leads an undergraduate design studio with a research focus on gentle urbanism. 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.

In addition to his professional duties, Darius 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 both in the UK and in the US (New York), and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the American Institute of Architects.

Kyriaki (Katie) Kasabalis

Katie is an urbanist, Greek-licensed 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 has been 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.

Yolande Wang
BArch AADip 
Architectural Designer

Yolande is an architectural designer with a passion for crafting poetic spatial interventions. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Sydney, and a Diploma from the Architectural Association. Before joining Kasawoo in 2021, Yolande has worked for JCA Architects in Sydney, and Spark Architects in Singapore.

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