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@darius.woo, @kasawoo_studio


Darius Woo is an architect, educator, and entrepreneur. He is the Managing Director of Kasawoo, a London and Hong Kong-based studio with a focus in small projects with big ideas.Prior to founding the office, Darius served as a Senior Project Architect at Weiss/Manfredi in New York City, where he had extensive experiences in leading large scale, complex US and international projects.

Currently, Darius teaches a History and Theory seminar at the Architectural Association School of Architecture titled Contested Grounds: Interventions, Spectacles and Temporality in the Public Realm.Prior to joining Cambridge, he has taught as a design tutor at the University of Greenwich, 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 with a concentration in Architectural Theory. He also holds a master’s degree in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge. He is a registered architect in the state of New York and North Carolina, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.


Trained as an architect with supplementary backgrounds in architectural theory, real estate finance and community engagement, my work and research focus on how forward-thinking designs, large or small, can generate positive externalities towards society, culture, ecology, and the economy. I am particularly interested in how lessons can be derived from a critical review of history and contemporary case studies, and how these learnings can then be applied to enrich the process of design.


Key publications: 


The Exclusive All Inclusive: Geographies of Innovation and the Future of Work,

ORO Editions (Forthcoming)

Co-author of monograph with Kyriaki Kasabalis


“From Boardroom to Living Room… Now What?”, Cambridge University Land

Society Magazine (2020)

Co-author of article with Kyriaki Kasabalis


Lunch Vol. 9: In Excess, University of Virginia and Paper Matters Press (2014)

Chapter contributor, “Dirty Architecture”

Design Fellow