As Founding Director and Principal Architect of CKDS Architecture, Caine leads the team at its Central Coast based practice. His specialised skills focus on finding the optimum commercial and architectural solution while effectively delivering a project from inception through to completion.
Caine is a diverse and talented architect with a broad range of experience across various project typologies. His expertise ranges from feasibility and early conceptual studies through to onsite delivery. Caine has a keen interest in environmentally sustainable development and constantly challenges the parameters and constraints of current projects to arrive at exceptional and innovative design with sustainable outcomes.
His extensive experience and knowledge covers educational projects, residential (large and small), clubs, hospitality, health (regional public hospital projects), commercial and retail fit outs, master planning and feasibility studies. Additionally, his health experience includes a range of project delivery methodologies involving full documentation and tender, design and construct, and design development.
Caine is active in supporting and promoting the architectural services sector through his role as Chair of Urban Development Institute Australia (UDIA) – Central Coast Chapter, Chair of Central Coast Architectural Network (CCAN), Current committee member of the AIA Newcastle Chapter and as former Chair of the Australian Institute Architects (AIA) Awards – Newcastle Chapter.
CKDS has worked on many significant projects on the Central Coast. More recently these include the Tuggerah Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex (Wyong), Marina (Point Frederick), Rockpool (Terrigal), and the Waterside and Bonython Tower developments (Mann Street, Gosford).