Ka Wai Yeung co-founded Kaunitz Yeung Architecture with her husband, David Kaunitz, to focus on facilitating high quality architecture that drives positive social change in some of the most disadvantaged communities of First Nations People in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Underlying this is a deep commitment to respectful two-way learning, co-design and co-construction. Her practice has created a new paradigm that demonstrates high-quality, international award-winning architecture is not a matter of cost, but of commitment. Her projects include cultural and art centres, health and aged care facilities, schools and housing. In delivering these projects, training and employment opportunities are created for the communities she serves, supporting the continuation of their traditional way of life.
Her projects have received local and international recognition including the prestigious humanitarian architecture award, the International Union of Architects Vassilis Sgoutas prize for Implemented Architecture Serving the Underprivileged.