Practice Profile

Established in 1978, CK Architecture is a renowned design practice with a strong and diverse history in architectural, interior design, urban planning, and development management disciplines. Located in Melbourne, Australia, the practice is owned and operated by Directors, Domenic Crisante and Janusz Kowal. Our portfolio of work, which spans local and international markets, clearly demonstrates our artistry. We have proven ability in delivering highly acclaimed projects ranging from $3 million to $400 million. Our design experience crosses multiple industry sectors, delivering iconic projects of varying size and complexity, specialising in multi-residential, aged care, health, hospitality and commercial sectors.

Our Approach

From the outset it’s important to us that there is confidence in our process and what we do. We treat every new project as a partnership and take the time needed to fully understand a client’s vision. Building relationships and trust, and managing expectations, is what we excel at. To us, collaboration is paramount and we welcome ideas whilst providing guidance and best practice to maximise opportunity, financial efficiency and results. We purposefully remain a boutique practice, the benefits of which are passed on to our clients via a highly personalised client service experience throughout the life of a project.


We approach each project individually through the freedom of creativity, whilst taking into consideration a project’s unique circumstances and parameters. Identifying the essence of a project is fundamental to design with meaning. Every building has a story to tell and we make it our objective to tell that story through inspired design. Our goal is to deliver without compromising the integrity of design, whilst maximising financial opportunities for our clients.