CKDS Architecture continues to grow in local markets
CKDS Architecture is involved in the design of an increasing number of local landmark projects.
A locally based, contemporary architectural practice that delivers residential, community and commercial projects, CKDS has two studios, one in Newcastle and the other in East Gosford.
This enables them to draw on a wide range of skills and resources catering for small and large scale projects.
The firm is increasingly active in the Hunter and Central Coast markets across a diverse array of building typologies; from residential alterations and additions to large-scale mixed use developments.
Since forming in 2007, CKDS has grown organically to become a leading design practice. The primary focus of the firm is to provide high levels of design and service through communication, collaboration and problem solving.
CKDS has been widely recognised through both local and state awards. Recent local projects of significance include:
• The Gateway Parry Street
(2016 Winner Commercial Category AIA Hunter Chapter Awards, Shortlisted AIA State Awards)
• Ettalong Cafe
(2015 Winner Public Building Category AIA Hunter Chapter Awards)
• Coane Street Residence - Merewether
(2015 Commendation Residential Houses New AIA Hunter
• UoN Shortland Union Entry Structures
(2016 Winner Colorbond Award for use of Steel in Buildings - AIA Hunter Chapter, Commendation Small Projects AIA Hunter Chapter Awards)
• UoN Auchmuty Library Courtyard
(2014 Commendation Small Projects AIA Hunter Chapter Awards)
• Eclipse Residential Development
(2016 Commendation Multiple Housing Category AIA Hunter Chapter Awards)
In addition to these accolades CKDS has recently designed a number of significant projects including:
• The Gateway Stage 2 development on the corner of Stewart Avenue and Hunter Street (the old S&W Miller Site).
This 10,000 sqm commercial building is on a key site as defined by Newcastle Council’s LEP. As such a Design Excellence Review Panel has been put in place. CKDS, in partnership with PTW Architects, has achieved 'Design Excellence’ as required by the NSW State Government Architects.
• Verve Residences- 464 King Street, Newcastle.
A 66 m high Mixed Use development, the tallest in the city, comprising 197 residential apartments. Due to the height of the proposal a ‘Design Excellence’ process was implemented and, once again, the requirements were met by CKDS in partnership with Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Planning.
• Tuggerah Regional Sporting Facility.
A large revitalisation of sporting fields and associated buildings,
• Maitland No1 Sportsground Grandstand Redevelopment.
A state of the art new grandstand and associated sporting facilities that will allow Maitland to hold high profile games and events.
• Numerous high end residential houses and additions including the soon to be competed Dixon Park house. CKDS is well positioned to service the growing needs of local business community of the Hunter and Central Coast.