Architects win excellence award


One of the Central Coast’s leading architectural firms has taken out top honours at the 2016 Urban Development Institute Australia (UDIA) NSW Meriton Awards for Excellence on August 5.

CKDS Architecture, based in East Gosford, was awarded Excellence in Northern NSW Regions Development for its work on the Gateway Parry Development project located in Newcastle. CKDS also received a commendation in the Excellence in Commercial Development category for the same project. The fi rm will now be considered for the UDIA President’s Award announced in September. Directors, Mr Caine King and Mr Stuart Campbell, accepted the awards during a gala dinner held at The Star in Sydney. “We are committed to creating and designing places of excellence across all levels for people living and working in modern urban environments,” Mr King said.

CKDS Architecture has worked on some of Newcastle and the Central Coast region’s most diverse commercial, industrial and residential designs including the Waterside Development and Tuggerah’s Regional Sports Centre. The fi rm is well known for its ability to collaborate with developers, other architects and builders and has been actively involved in a varied portfolio ranging from large-scale mixed use developments to boutique residential alterations and additions. CKDS was also recognised at the 2016 Newcastle Australian Institute Architecture (AIA) Awards held in March.

The firm won the Commercial Architecture Award for the Gateway Project along with the Award for Steel Architecture for The University of Newcastle Canopies Project. It was also awarded three commendations in the Interior Architecture (Gateway Project), Residential Architecture (Eclipse Apartments) and Small Project (UoN Canopies Project) categories. CKDS was also shortlisted for the AIA NSW State Awards (Gateway Project). “These accolades and acknowledgements are a wonderful recognition of the high quality of work CKDS is producing and represent a realisation of the unique architectural design opportunities for the region,” Mr King concluded.

Media release, Aug 10, 2016 Melinda Smith, Purser Communications