About

What is QOCA? We are a collaborative architecture design and build studio, operating primarily in Australia and the United Kingdom. Pronounced the same as the happiest animal on earth, the Quokka (ˈkwɒkə), we aim to bring this same legendary happiness to our clients.

Founded by brothers Henry and Hugo Keene, after many years of collaborating on various projects, we work across two continents with a varied group of talented collaborators and assistants. The practice focuses primarily on architectural problems and urban issues. All of our projects are explored via integrated physical and theoretical experiments in craft, material, technology, and experience. 

We believe that every building deserves to be special. We focus on sustainability, craft and providing a unique experience for our clients. We think that buildings ought to facilitate positive change in the lives of its users and we strive for that in every project.

We achieve high quality outcomes through integration, collaboration and workshop thinking. This approach is successful due to technical research, experience based learning and multidisciplinary collaboration. Our unique collection of experience designing, building and teaching means we are we are closer and better able to progress and enhance our built outcomes.

We are adept and capable at a wide range of building types and design work and undertake each project with the same approach, rooted in design research and integrating the needs of our clients with contextually sensitive response. 

In short, we design buildings, the spaces around them, and the things that go in them. Sometimes we also make them too. We design them to be beautiful, unique and worth keeping.

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this kind of QOCA

this kind of QOCA

not this kind of quokka

not this kind of quokka