In the 21st century, change is the only constant. 
Changes in society, technology and the environment are increasingly disrupting our world.

At kinetica, we embrace change. We facilitate and shape changes in the use, ownership and development of land to create a better lived experience.

Our people are trusted for their expertise and independence. We bring insight, experience and creativity to solving complex planning and urban design challenges.

kinetica: Trusted experts, shaping the future.

During this time of uncertainty the kinetica team would like to reassure everyone that it is business as usual.

During this time of uncertainty the kinetica team would like to reassure everyone that it is business as usual.

2 years ago policies, procedures and processes were put in place to ensure that any unforeseen risk that emerged in our changing world would have minimal impact on our employees and clients.

Key to our risk strategy was not being reliant upon an in-house server infrastructure. kinetica is fully cloud based utilising softwares such as box.com for document management (with all files stored and backed up in Australia), Xero Practice Management for project management and accounting and Adobe Creative Cloud. Team members also have individual licences for Vidyo to allow them to connect with individuals or host group conferencing.

kinetica team members work from laptops providing them with the ability to be agile workers with wi-fi access and as a back up with data sim cards installed in all devices. Our VOIP telephone system ensures that no calls will be missed by enacting a simple diversion.

In the meantime we will continue to monitor the advice of the government and experts and update you should circumstances change. Please feel free to rearrange any scheduled face-to-face meetings and opt for teleconferencing or vidyo link – we will be only too happy to work with you the way you wish.

With this all in place and in the event of it being necessary, we can say with certainty that we will continue to provide the service you have come to expect of kinetica.

Why have we changed our name?

kinetica was formerly known as David Lock Associates (DLA).

David Lock Associates (Australia) Pty Ltd changed its name to Kinetica Studio Pty Ltd on 21 February 2020 to reflect the significant reinvention of the business.

Starting with the crystallisation of our vision and values, continuing with a transformation of our planning offer, and culminating in our move to a ‘grown up’ office in the CBD, we are no longer the business we were.

Paralleling these changes, we agreed with David Lock Associates Limited (the English business which gave birth to DLA Australia) that it is time to undo our formal corporate ties, while retaining a strong informal relationship.

This reinvention of the business needed to be expressed outwardly and we began the process of refreshing our graphic identity. DLA has been predominantly known for urban design expertise, and the name reflects our history as a satellite of an English business. A new name offered the opportunity to establish a refined brand, based on a home-grown organisation featuring planners and urban designers trusted for their expertise and independence.

Our new company name, kinetica, reflects our passion for change.  We facilitate and shape changes in the use, ownership and development of land to create a better lived experience.

kinetica retains the best of DLA—highly regarded independent urban design expertise—and combines it with highly regarded independent planning expertise.