Karen Ognibene

Director | Architect
KO&Co Architecture

Karen is an architect and director of KO&Co Architecture, a Brisbane based practice with a keen focus on socially responsible architecture and a belief that architects can, and should, make a difference to the way people live through good design.

Karen has over 20 years’ experience in social and affordable housing, specialist disability and residential care accommodation, high end private residential, education facilities, commercial fit outs and cruise liner terminals.

Karen studied architecture in Brisbane and Milan before graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 2002, completing her undergraduate thesis on architecture and homelessness. She has participated in many panel discussions relating to social and affordable housing, mental health respite accommodation and specialist disability housing.

Interested in
Public speaking, Juries, Sessional teaching or crits