Caulfield Krivanek Architecture (CKA) is one of Australia’s most successful architectural practices.

Established in 1978 and based in Melbourne, the company has operated as CK Designworks in Dubai and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as in Shanghai where it still has an office today.

Our senior team leads a talented in-house group of architects, interior designers and urban planners who all work together to provide a complete end-to-end architectural design service using the latest design tools and systems.


Architects Robert Caulfield and Ivo Krivanek established CKA in 1978 starting with a team of three operating out of the front room of Ivo’s family home in Hawthorn.

Robert and Ivo met soon after graduation, Robert from RMIT University, Ivo from University of Sarajevo. Robert was a talented designer with a ‘good commercial head’ and Ivo was an outstanding artist able to form detailed visions from a brief and transform them into beautiful designs.

After several years working for other large architectural firms, Robert and Ivo combined their unique skills to form a perfectly balanced partnership that now spans more than 35 years.

Since its humble beginnings, CKA has grown to become one of Australia’s most renowned producers of exclusive luxury residences, commercial developments and progressive aged care, assisted living and retirement lifestyle complexes.

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