David King-Jones – Director



  • Bachelor of Architecture, Melbourne University, 1972



  •  Fellowship of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects
  •  Registered Architect, Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales
  • Tasmanian Building Practitioner Accreditation No : CC4689 FVAIA # 11538
  • Chartered Membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects


David is the director of DKJ projects.architecture.

Previously he was a founding senior partner of major national and international practice.

In addition to setting up a network of Australian offices, David established international offices in Malaysia, China and Abu Dhabi.

Experience gained working in England, the Middle East, Asia and throughout Australia underpins his work on all projects he is involved with.

As director David assists with the management, development and growth of DKJ projects.architecture.

David’s role is generally Project Director, responsible for the delivery of Design Team Services in accordance with the Project Brief, Budget and Programme.

During his 40 year of practice David has been involved as Director in Charge of multi-disciplinary teams on a range of major projects including:


  • Residential
  • Tourism/ Recreation and Hospitality
  • Mixed Use Commercial
  • Urban Development
  • Public Buildings
  • Education
  • New Technologies
  • Mining and Infrastructure
  • Industrial/ Process facilities


1988 RAIA Northern Territory Civic Design Award – Todd Street Mall, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

1998 Property Council of Australia Rider Hunt Award – Raddison Playford Hotel.

2000 South Australian Museum – Australian Institute of Building: State High Commendation – Project Management; National High Commendation – Project Management for South Australian Museum New Entry and Aboriginal Cultures Gallery.

2001 Urban Design Institute of Australia – Urban Design Award, Holdfast Shores Development, Glenelg, South Australia.

2008 SA Steel Awards, Australian Steel Institute; Adelaide Central Bus Station

2008 UDIA SA Awards for Excellence, High Density Development, Place on Brougham North Adelaide, SA

2009 AIA NT, Commendation Commercial Architecture, Imparja Digital TV Studio, Alice Springs

2009 Newport Quays Marina Cove, Port Adelaide SA, DIA Planning Award

2009 Residential Developments, Property Council of Australia: National Innovation and Excellence Awards; Place on Brougham, North Adelaide SA; AIA NT, Interior Architecture Award, Sustainability Award, Central Land Council Alice Springs 2010

2012 RAIA The Reverend John Flynn Award for Public Architecture, NT Medical Program and Allied Health Infrastructure, Darwin, NT

2013 RAIA Commendation for Public Architecture Award, Australian Centre of Indigenous Knowledge and Education, Darwin, NT

2014 RAIA -The AIA Commendation for Public Architecture, Berrimah Fire Station and Emergency Services Facility (with Ashford Architects)

2017 RAIA Commendation for Educational Architecture, Charles Darwin University Theatre Redevelopment, Darwin NT.