Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023

Now in December, 2022 is pretty well finished – where did the time go!

Covid restrictions have lifted, the borders are open, inflation is going really well and building costs are still high.

Many thanks to all for allowing us to be part of your community and team and make a positive contribution to your built environment.

Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable festive season.

Team DKJ


Architecture Awards 2022

DKJ are honoured to have received both the prestigious Tracy Memorial Award and Reverend John Flynn Award for Public architecture for the ‘Cyclotron’ at the Royal Darwin Hospital and also the Commendation for Commercial Architecture for ‘The Shed’ on Winnellie – by NT Chapter – Australian Institute of Architects



The Shed

DKJ – Working for the benefit of our community.

In our practice we work on and design a range of projects which are of direct benefit to the communities we serve.

Several current projects demonstrate how our work can help people and have a positive impact on their lives.

Leading-edge Medical projects.

We have several specialist radiopharmaceutical projects progressing through the office

  • The Royal Darwin Hospital cyclotron project is in the final stages of commissioning.
  • The Cyclowest facility in Perth has started construction.

Backing up these two projects, are the concept designs for 2 overseas cyclotron / radio pharmaceutical facilities.

While our team, including all the engineering, radiation consultants, equipment suppliers and GMP specialist,  enjoy the professional challenges and complexity of these projects, we are thankful for being given the opportunity to design and deliver projects that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Other specialist health projects include a Mental Health Facility with in and outpatient facilities,  and a new CSSD ( Central Sterile Services Department ), designed to meet the new Australian standards.

Remote Community Housing.

DKJ are currently working with an Indigenous organisation to design and deliver over 30 remote community houses throughout the Territory,  with another 50 residences in the pipeline.  These projects are special as they improve the quality of and provide more much needed housing in the communities.

Additionally, these projects create community employment and provide real on the job training for young community members during construction and ongoing maintenance.

Women’s Crisis Centres.

We are currently designing a range of crisis centres for transitional , temporary  and longer term accommodation. The facilities cater for family units, singles and the LGBTQI community.  These facilities provide a welcoming, safe, and secure home environment for people and families in crisis.

Accessible and Liveable Housing.

We have been engaged to repurpose several existing facilities and design a range of new facilities to meet the new NCC2022 / Livable Housing Design Guidelines.

Current projects are in the Territory and South Australia.

These projects will improve the quality of the living environment for community members with disabilities.

Our client and community relationships are highly valued and we work together with our clients to meet project objectives with a methodology that is creative, commercial, community and project focused.


“We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.”

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