On April Fool’s Day 1978, Robert Caulfield and Ivo Krivanek started their architectural practice in the front room of Ivo’s Hawthorn home. ‘We looked very professional,’ remarks Robert, ‘except if clients needed to use the bathroom, they stumbled across a normal, chaotic family home, beyond our office.’ 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.

Robert and Ivo July 2018Robert & Ivo in their Camberwell Office

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Currently in conceptual stage, the Melbourne SkyLoop could transform the way Melbournians move around this wonderful city. Recently featured by Channel 9 6pm News, the project is gaining interest and momentum. If you have any thoughts or comments, please contact us.

Watch Robert Caulfield talk with Alicia Loxley about the proposed Melbourne SkyLoop

Channel 9 News featured CKA’s Melbourne SkyLoop concept in July 2018

A major project for CKA, Lake Bellagio, near Daylesford, Victoria, will be one of the largest construction projects in the region. The first stage will include a Wellness Centre and 40 luxury chalets. Recently featured in the Ballarat Courier, read about the huge benefits to the region.




Donwood Community Aged Care Services in Croydon is adding and refurbishing 35 rooms with substantial upgrades to provide a much needed boost to aged care facilities in the area which has a growing ageing population. When the project is completed in October 2017, Donwood will be one of the best equipped aged care facilities in Victoria and will have accommodation for 105 residents, all in the their own spacious rooms.

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Welcome to the first edition of baCKchat

We’ve had a spectacular start to 2016 and are working on some great projects both locally and overseas.

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Winner New Building Award ACAA National Congress 2005

When the members of Sandringham’s Fairway Hostel management committee decided it was time to extend the 30-bed aged care facility they had built in 1995, they knew exactly what they wanted.

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Melbourne architect CK Designworks has presented a masterplan design for a 20 kilometre square hi-tech city to be built in the Pukou district of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province.

The city, which will include housing for 200,000 residents, industrial developments and commercial sectors and is to be built on a combination of greenfields and existing low level light industrial development, is one of the largest design projects ever undertaken in the world.

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