Desmond Kaplandesdoc

Desmond is the founder and principal of the firm. He was awarded a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the University of Cape Town in 1975, a Certificate in Development Planning from University College London in 1978 and a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Witwatersrand in 1980 after which he moved to Israel.

Desmond has specialized in the assembly and leadership of multi-disciplinary teams to provide integrated development planning and implementation of projects; the approach is holistic, emphasizing sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. His work is characterized by a commitment to excellence that includes providing creative and innovative solutions at every level.

Desmond and his wife Diane, a musician, songwriter and teacher, have lived in Yodfat in the Galilee since 1985 where they raised their three children, Naomi, Edan and Mya. Naomi, an interior design graduate from FIT in New York, lives in Manhattan and works for AvroKo. Edan is about to go to college. Mya is seeing the world.