Managing Director

Domenic completed his Architectural Technology training at RMIT before joining CK Architecture in 1985 as an architectural technical designer.

Domenic has innate organisational skill and leadership qualities and as Managing Director, Domenic is responsible for the strategic direction of the practice and is continually striving for improvement of business operations and implementation of best practice.

He manages the business development function of the organisation as well as being actively involved in the day-to-day management of his highly skilled team of architects, interior designers and drafts people.

His vast architectural experience spans across multiple sectors including residential, retail, commercial, industrial and retirement living. He is a strong project manager and contract administrator. His expertise extends to on-site contract administration, documentation and design coordination.

He’s the driving force for continual improvement of business operations and implementing best practice. He provides leadership in project planning allocation and managing production resources.

Domenic has a strong relation-based approach to client service and dedication to product quality. These qualities result in projects being delivered on budget, within the agreed timelines with the utmost professionalism and personalised service.

Having worked in almost every product category Domenic is well placed to lead his dynamic team on the most challenging architectural projects.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Diploma of Arch Technology, RMIT
  • UDIA Member
  • ArchiTeam Member
  • Australian Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam Member


Design Director

With over 35 years architectural experience, Janusz initially trained in Europe, completing his Masters in Architectural Engineering at the prestigious Krakow Polytechnic. Upon arriving in Australia in 1980, he joined CK Architecture and became a partner in 2002.

Throughout his career, Janusz has been responsible for designing iconic buildings in Australia and around the world. His portfolio includes an impressive spectrum of buildings from domestic, educational, recreational and institutional, to industrial and local government.

His global experience includes an 18 month secondment to Dubai where he established and managed CK Architecture’s offshore projects in the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Azerbaijan and Belarus.

As a designer and technical detail expert, Janusz’s focus is to review new building products and techniques in order to assess suitability and cost efficiency for application in forthcoming projects. His talent extends to design sketching, building architectural concept models and employs high quality CAD skills to effectively communicate design intent to all relevant parties.

Coupled with his discerning design ability, Janusz possesses an excellent understanding of the interactive architect/builder relationship. Janusz has an open-minded attitude towards architecture and views each project as a unique endeavour, deserving of its own individual concept and design approach.

As Design Director, Janusz thrives on new challenges. He’s driven by opportunity each new project presents to apply his craft to the unique set of design criteria faced. Resolute in his belief that design should meet the client’s brief and vision rather than emulate a particular style or genre.

Capitalising on his experience, knowledge and creative virtuosity Janusz prides himself on the delivery of logical design solutions, regardless of complexity, constraint or size of a project.

Highly recognised, his work has been celebrated through various publications and nominations for a number of RAIA awards including finalist for Public Architecture. Janusz loves the opportunity that architecture provides, to continually work on new projects and across various disciplines.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Masters in Architectural Engineering, Krakow Polytechnic
  • AIA Member
  • UDIA Member
  • Design Matters Member


Associate Director

Adam commenced employment with CK Architecture in 2008. An energetic and vibrant member of the CK team, his key responsibilities include managing studio operations: staff resourcing; project management; software and training management; OH&S management.

He has the ability to produce high quality design documentation, with experience in the health and aged care sectors, retirement living, high end residential and multi-residential disciplines. Adam has full cycle project design expertise from sketch and town planning to contract administration. His ability to manage technically challenging projects is highly regarded within the organisation.

Adam is a self-confessed home handyman, interested in “all things Bunnings/hardware”.  He’s passionate about work life balance, family and creativity.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Diploma of Building Design & Drafting, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
  • Certificate IV Project Management Practice
  • BDAV Member
  • Occupational Health & Safety, Construction Induction


Associate Director

Helena completed her Bachelor Degree in Architecture in Colombia in 1995 before gaining valuable experience working on a variety of projects in South America. Helena’s design experience includes universities, multi-residential and telecommunication buildings in Colombia and Ecuador.

Arriving in Australia in 2000, she completed her Masters Degree in Planning and Design at Melbourne University, working as a tutor in her second year. Since then she has worked on numerous projects in the aged care sector nationally ranging from entry level to high end facilities with a 5 star special services wing. Her diverse experience extends to multi-residential projects, child care centres, as well as hospitality and commercial developments in Vietnam and master planning in China.

Helena is a talented designer with highly developed project management skills that brings innovative thinking to complex design issues. Her combined local and international experience gives her a sound and unique perspective of architecture. Coupled with her qualifications, Helena is a valuable member of the team.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Master Planning and Design, Melbourne University
  • Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Bogota, Colombia
  • Occupational Health & Safety, Construction Induction


Associate Director

Stuart is one of CK Architecture’s most competent architectural drafting personnel, responsible for the documentation of many complex and highly demanding projects.

Stuart’s expertise is meticulous detailing in which he combines performance and utility with constructability and economy of execution. He has a particular interest in high end projects with elaborate and/or unique design features.

Also highly skilled in Computer System Technology, Stuart has been the company’s System Manager since 2010, responsible for technological appraisal, running and upgrade of all components in our computer networking system.

Away from Architecture, Stuart dabbles in home renovation and keeping up with IT advances and development.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Assoc.Dip. of Arch.D, Box Hill Institute TAFE
  • Occupational Health & Safety, Construction Induction


Finance / HR Manager

Melissa joined CK Architecture in 1998 as a Finance Administration Assistant. Soon after, she was promoted to Finance Manager. Some years later after identifying a gap within the company, Melissa embraced the new dual role of Finance / HR Manager.

Melissa holds a Diploma of Business Studies and a Certificate IV in Bookkeeping. Responsible for controlling and monitoring the company’s finances, Melissa also oversees recruitment, staffing and HR requirements for CK Architecture.

Melissa is committed to making positive contributions to improve administration and financial operations, and is dedicated towards assisting in the continued growth and success of the practice.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Certificate of Business Studies, RMIT
  • Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Essentials of Marketing, Preston College of TAFE


Project Architect

Smitha joins CK Architecture as Project Architect bringing with her vast experience in detail documentation, interior design and detailing. Smitha obtained her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kerala India in 2000. Her keen eye for detail and meticulous work practices see her supporting the full cycle of project documentation from sketch design right through to project delivery.

Smitha is drawn to modernistic architecture, appreciating clear cut spaces and clean lines. In her spare time she enjoys the challenge of experimenting and creating interesting culinary dishes for her family and friends.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Architecture (2000)
  • Fluent in Malayalam, Hindi and English


CAD / BIM Draftsperson

Brian joined CK Architecture after completing his studies at RMIT TAFE in 2015. His role involves documentation and 3D modelling technology, including BIM.

With a background in finance, Brian is passionate about cost saving initiatives, problem solving and all things technical. He demonstrates strong analytical skills and has acquired valuable experience working directly with key project stakeholders.

Brian’s passion for architecture is inspired by how people interact with space and how a building can be incorporated into a community and surrounding environment, instead of the community and surrounding environment having to adjust to the building.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) RMIT TAFE
  • Occupational Health & Safety, Construction Induction



Shanni brings international life and diverse industry experience to the team, with a passion for unique and detailed design.

Since graduating in 2004, she has diversified and increased her knowledge working on various projects and product technology. With a background in industrial design, graphic design and ceramic art, she has participated in multidisciplinary projects from hospital refurbishment and multi-residential buildings to business branding.

Shanni’s creative inspiration comes from being curious about everything around her, observation from new experiences and adventures and via innovation and ingenuity.

She enjoys working in a team environment and always has the client’s needs / vision in sight when considering design options.

Shanni has participated in numerous exhibitions and her works have been published in local and international media.

Qualifications & Professional Affiliations

  • Bach. Design, Shenkar Uni, Israel
  • Dip. Arts Holmesglen Institute of TAFE
  • Occupational Health & Safety, Construction Induction



Julie has been with the practice since 2004 and brings extensive administration experience acquired from her previous roles within the real estate and health sectors. Julie’s role includes all aspects of the day to day running of the office and strives to ensure that all who visit CK Architecture enjoy a welcoming and professional experience. Julie’s interests include interior design, travel, keeping fit and she is passionate about community work which she has been recognised for in her local area.