Kosloff Architecture was founded in 2017, and in less than five years has grown to a team of 22. The practice was founded on the principles of sustainable and ethical business in line with the BCorp charter and accordingly the studio has been carbon neutral since its inception, achieving formal BCorp certification in 2019.
Kosloff Architecture’s unique employee shareholding scheme is available to the entire team and has had a 100 per cent take-up rate since it was launched. Collective ownership is a novel concept for business in the architectural industry, however the practice believes employees-as-owners adopt a sense of agency beyond the typical transactional relationship model that also underpins universal commitment to design excellence. Kosloff Architecture’s built work has also been recognised with awards across multiple sectors, and forums and has been widely published both in Australia and overseas.
The studio’s commitment to quality includes ISO certification in the provision of architectural services, occupational health and safety and environmental management systems, and extends to community consultation methodologies, which have been developed in line with the global IAP2 standards for public participation. There is also a broader commitment to advancing the profession demonstrated through lecturing at various tertiary institutions in Victoria and Tasmania, and our long term sponsorship of the AIA’s Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN), and the Kirill Kosloff Prize at RMIT.
Through our partnership with the Global Giving Initiative B1G1: Business for Good, we are committed to the idea of using engagement and collaboration to make a bigger impact on the world. During the 2020-21 financial year Kosloff Architecture, through B1G1 made 13,370 impacts globally and since the practice started we have made 59,545 impacts globally.
Public and community work has been a primary focus for the practice and Kosloff Architecture has extremely high aspirations regarding what it can deliver to its stakeholders, its cultural context and the broader community.