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Ivo blends his architectural, engineering and artistic expertise to create a unique design vision for each project.



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Ivo Krivanek is an internationally renowned award winning architect based in Melbourne Australia having been awarded significant commissions in United States, UAE, Iran, India, Belarus, Azerbaijan, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Austria  and other parts of the world as well as Australia.

Having a background in civil engineering as well as architecture, Ivo has a unique understanding of the relationship between structure and architectural form, resulting in cost effective and innovative design solutions. He was trained in Austria, Sarajevo and Australia and apart from his many commercial projects  is recognized for designing high quality homes for prestige clients, many of which have been reviewed in international architecture, design and construction magazines.

He has been the chief design architect on many major projects for his architectural companies CK Designworks and Caulfield Krivanek Architects.

Clients for whom Ivo has designed homes include the Gandel and Fox families, Baron family, Pomeroy family, Marvin Davis family and many more.
His range of skills encompass interior design, landscape design, furniture selection as well as his expertise in architecture.

Ivo has been extensively involved with the development of the architectural profession in Australia through his committee involvement with The Australian Institute of Architects and lecturing at Melbourne University, Deakin University and student mentoring programs with Monash University.

Ivo is committed to the concept of architecture  providing comfortable, exciting and cost effective solutions to the design of domestic, commercial and public spaces.

Qualifications, Affiliations & Achievements

Masters in Engineering, Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Sarajevo

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Sarajevo

Fellow Member, AIA
Member, Property Council of Australia
Member, UDIA

MBA Award – Innovative use of Timber in Design
James Hardie National Design Award
UDIA Award – Special Purpose Living

Professional awards

  • 1978 RAIA Urban and Community Design Award
  • 1984 RAIA Merit Award for Outstanding Architecture
  • 1987 Melbourne Art Directors Club Award
  • 1989 Runner Up RAIA Institutional Buildings Award
  • 1991 Winner MBA Innovative Use of Timber Award
  • 1991 Runner Up HIA Home of the Year (over $300,000 category)
  • 1991 Runner Up HIA Medium Density Housing Award
  • 1992 winner James Hardie National Design Award
  • 2010 Winner UDIA Award- Special Purpose Living