History

Caulfield Krivanek Architecture is one of Australia’s most respected and enduring architectural practices.

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 commitment to ‘design success’ by delivering a design that 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, interior designers and planners
  • Our many years of experience, on commercial and residential projects, both locally and overseas.
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On April Fool’s Day 1978, Robert Caulfield and Ivo Krivanek started their architectural practice in the front room of Ivo’s Hawthorn home.  Forty years on, the founders of Caulfield Krivanek Architecture, can reflect on an enduring and successful partnership, that has seen them collaborate on over 3000 projects both locally and overseas.

As the driving force behind one of Australia’s most enduring architectural practices, Robert and Ivo’s broad portfolio demonstrates an impressive suite of luxury homes, aged care and retirement residences, multi-level apartments, commercial, educational, government, health and tourism projects. On the international stage, they have master planned cities for Chinese provincial governments 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
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.  M 0412 381 306.
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Ivo Krivanek
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.  M 0411 887 106.
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Jeremy Hearn RAIA
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
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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Laura Miller
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’s ability to translate client concepts into solid design solutions as well as bringing warmth and empathy to this male team has produced many positive outcomes.
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Rafe Rawlins
Architectural Draftsman

From Queensland University of Technology, Rafe has been integral in bringing his expertise in 3D modelling and architectural drafting to our high end projects. 

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Augustine Udeagha
Architectural Documentation

Nigerian born Augustine now calls Australia home. Having completed a master’s degree with distinction he ensures all projects at CKA are well documented, enabling smooth transition from design to build.

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Sally Lobley
Communications

 

 

Song Yang RAIA
Architect
Originally from China, Song completed her Bachelor of Environmental Design and Architecture at The University of Western Australia and is proficient in producing high end renderings

 

Ann Mangum
Social Media and Marketing
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.

Harinat Siriwan
Interior Design
Harinet is invaluable in achieving the high end look CKA is know for

 

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.

 Melissa Griffiths
Accounts
Melissa brings to CKA a wealth of finance Knowledge and ensures compliance and cashflow governance. Melissa has been in the CKA team for over 10 years

Our Team

Robert Caulfield – Managing Director

Ivo Krivanek – Director

Vic Huang – Architect

Laura Miller – Architect

Song Yang – Architect

Harinat Siriwan – Interior Design

Roger Han – CK Designworks Asia Director

Kaye Caulfield – Administration

Ann Mangum -Social Media and Marketing

Melissa Griffiths – Accounts

Frank Basanisi – Documentation Specialist

Dean Connor – Documentation Specialist

Paul Crow – Specifications & Scheduling

Sally Lobley – Communications

Augustine Udeagha – Architectural Documentation

Rafe Rawlins – Architectural Draftsman

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