Us + You

We’re in it for the long haul

We believe fresh ideas are born out of collaboration. 

Our creative team will program, develop concepts, and imagine with you; we work closely with our clients to address their challenges and create on-target design solutions. From interior design to environmental branding, our services help your space tell the right story. 

At CKDA we believe in sharing knowledge - we promote an open office studio environment, healthy, ergonomic, and green. 

Our studio is principally lead, allowing each project to be assigned a lead senior designer - this lead then carries the project through to completion, ensuring that the client is supported and managed to the end of the construction process.

Process

  • IDENTIFY

    We partner with our clients to learn their business model inside and out; we aim to understand their current state and work, and to determine their goals & objectives. The difference between us and everyone else is we listen.

  • VISUALIZE

    We compose a collection of images to communicate and describe form, colour, texture, detailing, functionality, environment and sentiment. From this, a vision directive is articulated and this direction leads the rest of the project. 

  • CREATE

    We turn your ideas into a tangible space by creating a visual language through free hand sketching and 3D design. We re-examine project constraints and implement creative solutions.

  • COMMUNICATE

    We cover all the bases; our design exercise is 80% technical and 20% creative. We produce construction drawings and coordinate consultants in order to realize your design vision. We provide the critical information required to build and fit out the space - always complying to local code.

  • MARKET

    We obtain competitive pricing from local, reputable General Contractors for your build out. Great drawings guarantee great prices - always!

    We are only as good as our last job.

  • DELIVER

    Upon completion of construction and final inspection, the space is handed over. Our vision directive is then re-examined to ensure that the original project goals have been met. CKDA’s growth is dependent on our clients' success.

Meet the Team

We've built a lineup of experienced, uniquely-skilled designers that are ready to bring your vision to life.

Awards

2015 VUE Weekly Golden Fork Awards:
Best Seafood: Sabor Divino
Best Greek: Yianni’s Taverna
Best Portugese: Sabor Divino
Best Sandwiches: Press’d
Best Brunch: Canteen
Best Late Night/All Night: North 53
Best Coffee Roasters: Transcend Coffee
Best Patio: The Black Dog Freehouse
Best Atmosphere: Canteen
2014 Where Magazine Canada
Edmonton’s Best New Restaurant:
North 53
2014/2013 Calgary Herald: Calgary's Best Pub
Original Joe's
2013 En Route - Air Canada Dining Guide
Top 30: Canteen
2013 VUE Weekly
Best New Restaurant 2012: CANTEEN
2011 Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA)
Bronze Award - Best New Restaurant:
Spring Roll Kitchen, Edmonton
2007 Air Canada En Route Magazine
Top 10 New Restaurants in Canada
Blink, Calgary
2006 Where Magazine Canada
Best New Restaurant in Canada:
LUX Steakhouse
2005 Where Magazine Canada
Best New Restaurant in Canada:
DELUX Burger Bar

Press

National Geographic
Best Summer Trips 2015 - Edmonton and North 53 named in National Geographic's list of ten best places in the world to visit this summer. 

LEEZA Surfaces
LEEZA Spotlight: CKDESIGN Associates

Avenue Edmonton
Style Q&A: Chris Kourouniotis - Chris Kourouniotis’s classic style has punches of personality, evident in his interior-design choices and his wardrobe.
Setting the [Long] Bar: Lack of space, high rent prices and a cocktail renaissance in Edmonton have led to a new restaurant trend.
NAIT@50
Top 50 Alumni - Chris Kourouniotis, Interior Design Technology ’94
Edmonton Journal
The city's best restaurants design for success - Chris K. knows what it takes to make diners want to stay.

Design Quarterly
The Revitalization of Restaurant Restrooms - Chris Kourountiotis



Careers

If you are creative, passionate about design, and proficient in freehand sketching, please send your portfolio, resume, and a brief cover letter to careers@ckdesignassociates.com.


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Chris Kourouniotis, BID

Position: Principal & Design Director

Education: Ryerson University

Bachelor of Interior Design

Diploma in Interior Design Technology

My 11: Edmonton, Phillipe Starck, 60 Minutes, Fast Company, Gordon Ramsay, Maui, Jerry Whitehead, Ian Schrager, LA, Franchises, Airplanes. 

chrisk@ckdesignassociates.com

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RK

Roula Kourouniotis, BMgt

Position: Accounts Manager

Education: University of Lethbridge

Bachelor of Management

Diploma in Business Administration

My 11:
 Broadway Musicals, Old School Pizza, Caramel Macchiato, Summer Nights, Cannes Lions, Beaches, New York, Chocolate, Santorini, Bike Rides, Movies & Popcorn.

roulak@ckdesignassociates.com

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Rob Allport

Position: Senior CAD Technologist

Education: New Brunswick Community College

Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology - Architectural

My 11: Cuba, Caricatures, Freehand Sketching, Alphonso Dunn, Netflix, Golfing, Russel Robert Pelland, Nova Scotia, 80's music, Fly Fishing, Summer BBQ's.

roba@ckdesignassociates.com

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SJ

Sabrina Jhamandas

Position: Interior Design Technologist

Education: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

University of Alberta, Faculty of Science

Diploma in Interior Design Technology

My 11: Red Wine, Soccer, Edmonton River Valley, Coconut Ice Cream, Montreal Canadiens, Iced Coffee, Summer Nights, Family, Bike Rides, Puppies, Outdoor Farmers Markets

sabrinaj@ckdesignassociates.com

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Joel Wakaruk

Position: Senior Architectural Technologist - Production Lead

My 11: HB Pencil, History, Old School, Footy, Genealogy, Capri, Gelato, Whisky, Mad Men, Baseball, Mundare Sausage.

joelw@ckdesignassociates.com

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Morgan Wallace

Position: Senior Designer, B.Env.Des

Education: University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Environmental Design 

Diploma in Architectural Technology

My 11: Exploring new cities, Swimming, Morocco, Entertaining, Rainy Days, Accents, Instagram, Movies, Being Outdoors, Sculpture, Snowboarding.

morganw@ckdesignassociates.com

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