Darryl Custer

Managing Director , KEO International Consultants

Darryl has over 34 years of global design and management leadership experience and is a global expert in large planning projects and commercial urban mixed-use developments.   As the Managing Director of the Design division, Darryl is responsible for bringing excellence to the Design division and all its associated disciplines, from early concept designs to final construction documents. He is also a member of KEO's Executive Leadership Management Board.  A talented designer with strong communication skills, Darryl is focused on supporting his client's goals and overall community benefit. Before joining KEO, he spent 18 years with a global architecture, planning, and design practice, where his focus was primarily project management and design studio leadership with an emphasis on client and team development through the entire design process. Today, Darryl thinks of himself as a teacher, working with his teams to create design that pushes boundaries, and projects that address issues of sustainability, using architecture to create community-driven, smart, urban mixed-use environments for today, and tomorrow.  Currently based in the UAE, Darryl's experience is truly global, spanning China and Southeast Asia, the US, the GCC, and North Africa.   Darryl holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the US. He is a licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects. He is also a LEED Green Associate Member of Hong Kong AIA (HK AIA), a Nominating Committee Member of ICSC and ICSM (HK), and a Washington State China Relations Committee ULI Member.