In April 1978, Robert Caulfield and Ivo Krivanek started their architectural practice in the front room of Ivo’s Hawthorn home. More than 40 years on, the founders of Caulfield Krivanek Architecture can reflect on an enduring and successful partnership that has seen them collaborate on over 3,000 projects both locally and overseas.

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Robert Caulfield LFRAIA

Co-founder and Director

Robert leads his teams through projects in the residential, health & aged care and commercial arenas, both locally and internationally. Robert is known for having a strong commercial acumen, recognising that a project’s success depends not only on its design, but also on the viability of its delivery.

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Ivo Krivanek FRAIA

Co-founder and Director

Ivo is internationally recognised for his ability to combine creativity with function to produce beautiful designs. He is often in demand by other architectural design practices to assist with presentation direction. Ivo drives projects in Australia and overseas, particularly throughout Asia and the Middle East and is the design director of many of the luxury homes which the company designs.

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Vic Huang RAIA

Architect and Associate Director

A graduate of Melbourne University, Vic has been a crucial part of Robert and Ivo’s design team for almost 10 years. Vic’s connections with the Chinese community both here and overseas have led to collaborations that have extended the breadth of knowledge and services offered at CKA group.  He is also an expert on keeping the barkitects focused, mainly through bribery with pieces of his lunch.

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Song Yang RAIA

Architect

Originally from China, Song completed her Masters of Architecture at Curtin University and registered as an architect in 2018. She is proficient in producing high end renderings and has a great sense of style (I mean have you seen her shoes).

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Philip Morriss

Architectural Technician

Philip comes to us from literally just around the corner. With 30 years of experience working on similar projects he uses his advanced CAD expertise and wizardry to bring life to our residential and commercial projects.

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Chelsea Fisher

Architectural Assistant, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

As the newest member of CKA, we came across Chelsea at our last Christmas function.  Discovering her passion for architecture and recognising her talent, we wasted no time in stealing her for ourselves (we have zero shame). Chelsea joined the team to assist with CKA’s larger projects. Her tasks range from assisting in the preparation of presentation materials, to helping the project lead with on-going schematic design and town planning applications.  She also works alongside Ann ensuring that our company presence is felt across all four corners of the globe.

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Ann Mangum

Communications Consultant

Ann has been with the company since its inception.  As a child she could often be found crawling around under drawing boards and tying staff members’ shoelaces together.  Robert would attempt to keep her occupied by assigning her with various tasks, many of which she ignored.  These days Ann works on a contract basis heading up the marketing and communications side of the business.  Her sense of humour and cheeky personality can be found in the company’s press releases and news articles.  When she is in the office, she still likes to ignore the tasks Robert assigns to her.

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Augustine Udeagha

Consultant Architectural Technician

Nigerian born Augustine now calls Australia home. He completed a Masters Degree with distinction and worked as a registered architect in Nigeria for 10 years. He does consultant work for CKA, making sure projects are well documented and have a smooth transition from design to build.  It is also impossible to take a bad photo of Augustine.  Trust us, we tried.

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Laura Uberti RAIA

Consultant Architect

Whilst completing her Master of Architecture at Melbourne University, Laura took advantage of the graduate program offered by Robert and Ivo. Starting with CKA back in 2015, Laura went from strength to strength and became the youngest appointed Associate Director of the CKA Group. Nowadays she works from home as a consultant architect and helps with CKA projects from time to time. Her ability to translate client concepts into solid design solutions has produced many extraordinary outcomes.

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David Hallett

Special Project Co-ordinator

David uses his knowledge and skills to bring all types of opportunitites to the company. His position is highly secretive and involves many clandestine zoom conferences in the small meeting room. I think he may be a secret agent with the sole purpose of infiltrating the deep, dark corners of the architectural underworld. Having worked along side Robert for the better part of 20 years, maybe they are both spies…..

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Keryn Stevenson

Accounts Manager

Keryn joined us just in time to garner herself an invite to our awesome Christmas lunch.  As Accounts Manager she is the holder of all things sacred, the passwords to the office bank accounts.  She laughs.  A lot.  Its kind of infectious.  When she’s not in the office she enjoys cooking and pole dancing, although not at the same time (now THAT would be impressive).

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Kaye Caulfield

Administration

Kaye has been an integral part of the company from day 1.  Working alongside Robert and Ivo in all aspects of the business, she has been a wise sounding board and voice of reason.  Highly customer service focused she is most often the first face you will see upon entering the office.

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Roger Han

Director CK Designworks Asia

Roger leads the Shanghai team and uses his strong business acumen to bring in truly exceptional opportunities.

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Fred

Junior Barkitect

Fred became a member of the CKA team in 2020 when the demand for doghouses increased.  Working alongside Willow, his knowledge in all things demolition have helped the two become an unstoppable force.  Fred likes to attend staff meetings where he is silent, but deadly.

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Willow

Senior Barkitect

Willow joined the team in 2017 as a work experience pup. Known for her custom doghouse designs, her skills and creativity are in high demand. Customer service focused and with an eye for detail Willow has a strong work ethic, providing she is rewarded with belly rubs.

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All Over The World

As the driving force behind one of Australia's most enduring architectural practices, Robert and Ivo's broad portfolio extends to the international market. They have master planned multiple cities for Chinese provincial governments and designed commercial, government and multi-residential projects throughout Dubai, China, India, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Belarus and the United States.