Ivo Krivanek Architect

Ivo blends his architectural, engineering and artistic expertise to create a unique design vision for each project.


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Design Director, Caulfield Krivanek Architecture

Ivo Krivanek is an internationally renowned award winning architect based in Melbourne Australia. His work can be found across the globe including countries such as Australia, the United States, UAE, Iran, India, Belarus, Azerbaijan, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Austria.

Having a background in civil engineering as well as architecture, Ivo has a unique understanding of the relationship between structure and architectural form, resulting in cost effective and innovative design solutions. He trained in Austria, Sarajevo and Australia and his career has seen a diversity in projects from commercial developments to designing high quality luxury homes for prestige clients, many of which have appeared in international architecture, design and construction magazines.

Beyond his expertise in architecture, his range of skills encompass interior design, landscape design, and furniture selection.

Ivo has been extensively involved with the development of the architectural profession in Australia through his committee involvement with The Australian Institute of Architects and lecturing at Melbourne University, Deakin University and student mentoring programs with Monash University.

Ivo is committed to the concept of architecture providing comfortable, exciting and cost effective solutions to the design of domestic, commercial and public spaces.

Qualifications, Affiliations & Achievements

Masters in Engineering, Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Sarajevo

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Sarajevo

Fellow Member, AIA
Member, Property Council of Australia
Member, UDIA

MBA Award – Innovative use of Timber in Design 
James Hardie National Design Award
UDIA Award – Special Purpose Living

Professional awards

  • 1978 RAIA Urban and Community Design Award
  • 1984 RAIA Merit Award for Outstanding Architecture
  • 1987 Melbourne Art Directors Club Award
  • 1989 Runner Up RAIA Institutional Buildings Award
  • 1991 Winner MBA Innovative Use of Timber Award
  • 1991 Runner Up HIA Home of the Year (over $300,000 catwegory)
  • 1991 Runner Up HIA Medium Density Housing Award
  • 1992 winner James Hardie National Design Award
  • 2010 Winner UDIA Award- Special Purpose Living