For over 40 years CKA have been at the forefront of architectural design. Committed to designing buildings of a high standard and constantly striving to exceed expectations, our portfolio demonstrates the quality and versatility of our work both in Australia and internationally.

Working from our offices in Melbourne, we have successfully combined innovative design with functionality and style across all our exclusive designs. CKA have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to produce original architectural designs for new homes, aged care facilities, and commercial projects.

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As new home architects, CKA find that Melbourne’s leafy green suburbs provide a variety of environments for us to create residences which seamlessly blend into the streetscape of both heritage and modern contemporary homes.

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As leading residential renovation architects in Melbourne, CKA has helped Australians turn spaces into their dream home. Our architects will take pride in creating a welcoming home environment for you and designing the ideal home to suit your needs. No matter your style, we can help design the perfect home for you. Not everyone wants to renovate their home. If renovation isn’t for you our new home architects can also assist in building your dream home. We have extensive experience as residential architects and can help make your dream home a reality.

From concept design to building approvals, the CKA (Caulfield Krivanek Architecture) team have been unwaveringly supportive and professional. My block is on a flood plain (Melbourne Water approval required) backing onto a waterway with specific Council regulations, on a sloping narrow block. I have budgetary constraints yet desire a house with individual design flare. The CKA team have been patient, creative, and amazing. Always offering options, assistance and solutions. In the final stages, the creative team was complimented by an engineering specialist who spoke 'plain english' as well as 'building standards and regulations'. The construction has been specified and documented as a quality build, and not simply to 'minimum standards'. A proud house made to stand the test of time. I can't thank the team enough. Big thumbs up to Rob, Laura and Jeremy (+ a few other contributors). Highly recommended, even for a modest outer suburban house like mine (or bigger, just google). - John Shreeve

My association with Robert Caulfield has extended over 5 years where we have worked together on a large and challenging project. The word that first comes to mind to describe Robert is ‘integrity’ Next comes his generosity – generosity of spirit, of time spent, of hours working and reworking the project. All done with the most generous and obliging nature of limitless understanding and patience. Nothing ever seems to be too difficult, too tedious or testing. And in no time, he and his partner Ivo Krivanek and team with an ever gentle smiling way, never hesitate to rework the project yet again. A testing 5 years, have actually been an experience of a wonderful collaboration. - Antonietta, Hawthorn

You will probably think it a bit strange to hear from somebody about a building that you designed and supervised the building of some twenty years ago. Your firm and yourself came up in conversation a few weeks ago as the designers of the building where I and my fellow owners live. In conversation between ourselves, it has often been discussed as to how well our, or should I say your, building has stood the test of time. We have never felt that our building has dated and our apartments have proved well laid out and comfortable. We still have a few of the original owners living here and they testify as to how little maintenance has been required over the years. Our compliments and thanks. Pauline, Chair of Owners Corporation Committee, Caulfield North

Plutus Developments has been working with Caulfield Krivanek on several large scale commercial projects locally and nationally. Robert and Ivo’s commitment to us has been extremely comforting and the collaborative approach has extracted excellent results for our sites in both vision and architectural aesthetic. We have found their wealth of experience in this field to be a critical factor in our continuing relationship with them. - Matthew, Plutus Developments

It has been great having the opportunity to photograph some projects for Caulfield Krivanek Architecture that have been recently completed. It's clear from the designs that they have a passion to deliver the best to their clients. The whole process has been easy & smooth with great professionalism. Would highly recommend Caulfield Krivanek Architecture to design your next project! - Daniela Fulford, Photographer

I moved here 18 months ago and I love the ground floor apartment I bought. It exudes quality and is elegant with spacious rooms, high ceilings and doors, parquet floors and marble bathrooms. The guest bathroom that has a European laundry is a wonderful piece of design that is perfect for someone living alone who wants a laundry most of the time and a guest bathroom just some of the time. The design never ceases to impress my friends.

CKA has extensive experience working in prestigious and highly sought-after locations, such as Toorak, South Yarra, Malvern, Hawthorn and Camberwell. With our many years of experience as residential architects, and we can help you make your dream home come to life. Check out our renovation cost guide which goes over the factors that affect the cost of renovating and provides you with a rough guide for your renovation.



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