DK Osseo-Asare

Founding Principal,
Low Design Office

Mr. DK Osseo-Asare is founding principal at Low Design Office (LOWDO), an architecture studio based in Austin, Texas and Tema, Ghana. Osseo-Asare is a Fulbright scholar, TED global fellow, design fellow at the Kokrobitey Institute and director of makerspace at Impact Hub Accra. He is also a lecturer in design at Ashesi University’s department of engineering, where he helps run the Design Lab as chief maker.

Osseo-Asare’s research spans design innovation, open-source urbanism, digital fabrication and architecture robots. Most recently, he led urban design for Koumbi City and Anam City new town projects in Ghana and Nigeria, which were featured at the Clinton Global Initiative. Furthermore, Osseo-Asare co-founded the Agbogbloshie Makerspace Platform (AMP), which was the winner of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Centennial Innovation Challenge award.

He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering design and a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University for work in kinetic systems and network power.