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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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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 internation market. They have master planned cities for Chinese provincial governements and tycoons and designed commercial, government and apartment projects in Dubai, China, India, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Belarus and the United States

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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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Laura Miller RAIA

Architect and Associate Director

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 has gone from strength to strength to become the youngest appointed Associate Director of the CKA Group. Her ability to translate client concepts into solid design solutions has produced many extraordinary outcomes.

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Jeremy Hearn RAIA

Architect and Associate Director

A graduate of RMIT, after gaining experience in leading Melbourne Architectural firms and in his own practice, Jeremy joined CKA group in 2015.  He brings great experience to our residential and commercial projects. Having highly developed skills in design, documentation and contract management ensure that all practical issues are fully resolved. Jeremy likes to help people fulfill their personal vision.

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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.

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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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Augustine Udeagha

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 ensures all projects at CKA are well documented, enabling smooth transition from design to build.

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Philip Morris

Architectural Technician

One of the newest members of the team 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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Harinat Siriwan

Interior Design

Harinat is invaluable in achieving the high end look CKA is known for. An internationally acclaimed interior designer with over 30 years experience, Harinat has worked on many different projects including homes for some of Melbourne’s most prominent families. Aside from his residential work he is highly expertised in designs for hotels, commercial and retail buildings and restaurants. When not in the office he will be off-piste in various countries with the Thailand Olympic Ski Team.

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Marjorie Chim

Interior Design

Graduating from RMIT in 2017 with a Bachelor of Interior Design, Marjorie is known for her highly functional designs that are both inspirational and aesthetically pleasing. With an eye for detail she uses her expertise to produce astounding 2D and 3D models and renders.

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Ann Mangum

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Ann’s dynamic personality brings energy to the team and is important in building the CKA profile.  Having been with the company from its inception, Ann grew up in the office and could often be found under drawing boards tying various staff members shoelaces together.  Robert would task her with various jobs to keep her occupied, most of which she ignored.  She can be found in the office still ignoring Robert.

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Kaye Caulfield

Administration

Kaye has been an integral part of the company from day 1.  Working along side 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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Melissa Griffiths

Accounts

Melissa brings to CKA a wealth of finance knowledge and ensures compliance and cashflow governance.  Melissa has been an integral part of the team for ove 10 years.

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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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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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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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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.

What We Bring to the Table

For over 40 years , Caulfield Krivanek Architecture has built a reputation for producing high quality designs.  We pride ourselves on

Listening to our  clients and taking a collaborative approach with them to deliver outcomes that exceed expectations
Our ability to design projects on tight budgets using innovative design and construction techniques
Our commitement to “design success” by delivering a design the looks great, delivers on the client’s brief, and meets budget and commercial requirements
Our passion for good design, innovation, and the opportunities offered through new technologies
Our diverse team includes architects, planners and interior designers
Our many years of experience on both commercial and residential projects both locally and internationally