Grounds Kent Architects (GKA) is recognised as an industry leader in resort design, master planning, boutique residential and commercial developments, with a strong focus on contemporary vernacular design aesthetic.
GKA firmly believe that where possible architecture should be informed by and reflect local conditions, traditions, and local materials to develop a contemporary informed interpretation of local building culture, providing the end users with an authentic “sense of place” unique and developed specifically to its location.
In the 30 years of practice, GKA have designed culturally inspired resort and residential projects not just in Australia but in Indonesia, Mauritius, India, China, Barbados, Maldives, Fiji, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Morocco. Each project has an emphasis on culturally appropriate design, the use of local natural materials and building techniques, and a refined understanding of each site’s topography and environment.
Environmentally appropriate and sustainable design approaches are an integral part of GKA’s practice and go hand in hand with our design ethos.
Since 1993, GKA has won over 30 national and international awards for excellence in resort and luxury residential architecture, with a broadening spectrum recently into aged care / age in place developments and medium density housing / apartments.