The practice, Allen Kong Architect was established in 1989 and since then has developed a reputation for well-designed buildings, appropriate to the client’s and user’s needs.
AKA is committed to the provision of innovative durable and economical buildings. Having designed and worked in many varied contexts including Afghanistan and Antarctica, AKA has the vision and commitment to produce architectural solutions tailored to the client and end users’ requirements. We provide buildings that are socially and ecologically sensitive, beautiful, comfortable and climatically appropriate.
“This organisation is the real deal in sustainable architecture. Developing new approaches over 40 years that have changed the way we are delivering housing in aged care and rehab. Clearly sustainability is central to their approach which is extremely commendable. Amazing results acknowledged globally making them a global trendsetter.”
2018 Banksia Award judges’ comments
Since inception we have been concerned with the potential issues of climate and have implemented construction practices to help create a more sustainable environment.
Currently our practice has handled a variety of architectural commissions varying in size from Au$0.1million to Au$30 million.
We have developed ongoing relationships with many clients, which has led to an in depth understanding of their specific needs, and the needs of the aged care and disability sector as a whole. This in turn has meant that Allen Kong Architect has been able to design high quality facilities, which have been successful in meeting the needs of our clients. Featured in the World Alzheimer Report 2020. https://www.alz.co.uk/research/world-report-2020
Allen Kong Architect projects have received many awards including from state and local government, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, National Housing Industry Association and Master Builders Australia.
Moreover AKA projects have received international Awards from the United Nations, International Academy for Design and Health, World Architecture News and from World Habitat (formerly Building and Social Housing Foundation) UK and International Union of architects.
AKA is a Proprietary Limited Company with sole architectural director Allen Kong. Allen is supported by Key personnel, architects Pete Muskens and Cornelia Jaeger, Architectural Graduate, Will Osborne, and office accounts/administrator YP Loke.
Naturally staff number ebb and flow as work requires to a peak of 25 in house staff during the Nation Building programme when during those 3 years the office managed over $70 million worth of projects.
At AKA we feel comfortable and service clients’ needs from tiny specialist consultancy advice with our expertise in specialty design and access consulting for clients like TAC and NDIS to large single projects: Residential Aged Care Facilities, Retirement Villages, Supported Disability Accommodation, Affordable Housing, and refurbishment.
We show our respect and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are the traditional custodians of this unceded land. We pay respects to their Elders past and present.