John M White
Founder + Design Director
Initially trained at the highly regarded RMIT School of Architecture and Design, John has over 20 years of professional design experience. Having worked for various multi national design firms, he was responsible for delivering high quality residential, commercial and tourism projects around the globe, including 2-years on-site with a design and implementation project for the Brunei Royal Family.
John's talent for quick conceptual ideas and sketch-based communication brings an engaging energy and rapid insight to any project. His construction knowledge, understanding of resources and materials, and a focus on user experience brings a sense of certainty and confidence to the 'construction' final products, places and events.
In establishing kwokka, John's vision was for a company that evolved from a wider base of practice and could meet the increasingly complex global, social, and business innovation challenges outside the power of any single traditional design field.