David Kohn MA DipArch (Cantab) ARB RIBA FRSA


David founded the practice in 2007 and was awarded UK 'Young Architect of the Year' in 2009. He studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and Columbia University, New York as a Fulbright Scholar.

David leads the design of all projects and sets the direction of the business. He is also a committed educator and lectures internationally on architecture and design. He was previously a Diploma Course leader at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, a Visiting Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium and is currently an external examiner at the University of Cambridge.

Liz Betterton DipArch ARB

Practice Associate

Liz joined DKA in 2011 and became an Associate in 2016. She is responsible for overseeing all live projects. Liz studied with Florian Beigel at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design and previously worked with Peter Salter on his seminal Walmer Road project.

Liz has particular expertise in heritage and conservation, having undertaken RIBA Conservation training and has experience leading teams working in Grade I and Grade 2 contexts, including at the ICA and V&A, and is currently leading the £35M new campus for New College in central Oxford.

Robin Turner DipArch ARB

Senior Architect

Robin joined DKA in 2013 and became a senior architect in 2016. He studied architecture at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design with David. Prior to joining DKA, Robin worked for Studio Köbberling Kaltwasser in Berlin.

At DKA, Robin is in charge of residential projects and is currently leading new build and refurbishment projects in London, Devon, Buckinghamshire and Dorset. He has a particular interest in innovative housing models and has undertaken practice-based research into custom build housing.

Alice Dell'Orco

Office Manager

Alice joined DKA in 2016 having previously managed restaurants for Jamie Oliver in London and corporate events in Milan. She is responsible for the office's finances, HR and marketing.

DKA Studio

Matthew Blunderfield
Benjamin Boehringer
Luca Bosco
Regan Ching
Jennifer Dyne
Kate Ivinson
Morgan Lewis
Jessica Lyons
Adam Perkins
Tarn Philipp
Chloe Spiby Loh
Matthew Volsen
Tom Whittaker
Olivia Wright