- About Us
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.
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 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.
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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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 homes which the company designs. M 0411 887 106.
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Jeremy Hearn RAIA
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
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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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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Song Yang RAIA
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).
From Queensland University of Technology, Rafe has been integral in bringing his expertise in 3D modelling and architectural drafting to our high end projects. Rafe continues to use his advanced skills on our projects while navigating the North American terrain and establishing the CKA Group presence in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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