CKDS Architecture is a contemporary architectural practice based in Newcastle and on the Central Coast. CKDS has worked on some of the region’s most diverse commercial, residential and industrial designs, which most recently includes the award winning design of the Gateway development.

Since 2005, CKDS Architecture has pursued a philosophy that brings together innovative design, commercial considerations and sustainability. Well known for its ability to collaborate with developers, other architects and builders, CKDS has been actively involved in a varied portfolio ranging from large-scale mixed use developments to boutique residential alterations and additions.

CKDS can guide your project from concept design to contract administration. We embrace the opportunity to work with you on current or future projects


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Berner Street Residence nears completion


The Berner Street Residence in Merewether, Newcastle is nearing completion and we are really impressed with the results. Featuring zinc cladding and bold forms, the residence is both stunning and unique. The design maximizes the uninterrupted views across Dixon Beach …

Rockpool Residential Construction


Construction is well underway on a exciting new chapter for Terrigal beach, Rockpool. The residential development comprising 20 luxury apartments and retail space connecting into the vibrant Terrigal town centre and is a stones throw away from the beach.

Maitland Regional Sportsground Complex


Maitland City Council has just nominated the construction team for the Maitland Regional Sportsground Complex. The team on the project will be; Site Architect: CKDS Architecture. Structural & Civil Engineers: Lindsay Dynan Consulting Engineers. Builder: North Construction & Building. We …

2016 NSW AIA Awards, Commercial Architecture


The Gateway Commercial Development has been shortlisted for the 2016 NSW AIA Awards, Commercial Architecture. To be shortlisted for this award you need to create a project that meets the following criteria. Well done team!
‘Quality, design-led processes provide the best …

Architecture on Show


Stuart Campbell, our Newcastle Director, recently presented at the Architecture on Show series held at the award winning Watt Space Gallery. ’10 slides in 10 minutes’ enabled Stuart to discuss the design process for the Gateway Commercial Development. A landmark …

Government Architect’s Strategy and Design Excellence Scheme


CKDS Architecture was recently included in the Government Architect’s Strategy and Design Excellence Scheme. The scheme is focused on the delivery of strategic planning advice and design excellence, quality and innovation in the built environment.
The scheme offers a pool of …