We are Koho


About Koho

Koho is an award winning designer, developer, owner and operator of innovative housing.

We employ design thinking to reinvent models of housing, community and technology to deliver connected, affordable lifestyles.

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Our Services

Koho is a specialist designer, developer and builder of affordable and disability housing.   We have extensive experience working with community organisations to deliver turnkey developments including land acquisition, design, approvals and construction.

We are also specialists in the development of NDIS ready supported accommodation models.

To find out more about our development services please phone Adam Bennett-Smith on 0414 865 022 or email adam@koho.com.au


Our Team


Adam Bennett-Smith – Director

Adam Bennett-Smith brings over 20 years cross disciplinary experience working in the private and community sectors. Starting out his professional life as a foreign exchange trader in Sydney and London Adam later chose to leave the cut throat world of banking to pursue a long held passion for design and social enterprise. After working on a number of successful IT start-up ventures in the late 1990’s Adam founded Koho with the single aim to create extraordinary housing for people of all abilities and financial means. These values remain true today and Adam continues to push the boundaries of social innovation and entrepreneurship.


Duncan Band – Director

Duncan Band is the Development Manager of Koho and brings to the team over ten years of commercial property development experience.  Following a successful career in advertising, Duncan turned his attention to addressing the chronic shortage of affordable housing for single people in the Sydney CBD and Regional NSW.  In addition to his own developments, Duncan has  project managed large-scale residential developments as well as small boutique projects . After travelling extensively through out India and Africa in 2011/12 Duncan retuned with a passion to develop social housing applying private sector expertise and efficiency. Duncan is passionate about delivering innovative, thoughtful projects that deliver genuine value for money and positive sustainable tenancies.


Phil Agnew – Director

Philip Agnew is the Construction Manager of Koho. Since commencing in the construction industry in 2000, Phil has worked across a broad range of projects ranging from small fitouts to large scale commercial and unit developments and several Government and institutional projects including Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Universities. Phil brings to the team over ten years of construction and development experience and a highly motivated attitude aimed at positive outcomes. Since commencing with Koho it has been and remains a rewarding experience being involved with and successfully completing several innovative residential Koho projects to accommodate people of all abilities.


Perry Cross – Accessibility and NDIS Consultant

Perry Cross is Koho’s access and NDIS specialist. Perry is a C2 quadriplegic, he suffered a significant spinal injury in 1994 when he was just 19 years old. Since his accident, Perry has focused on living a busy and fulfilling life ensuring he contributes to the discovery of a cure for paralysis and growing awareness of the need for research and advancement in the treatment, management and cure of paralysis through the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. Perry’s situation gives him first hand experience in a range of areas including assistive technologies, community accessibility and the basic needs of people in similar situations, such as affordable housing and disability care.


Accommodation Models

Koho has developed The Wellbridge and The Kollective to address specific unmet housing needs with in the community.

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Contact Us

Email us on info@koho.com.au