"We are in it for the long haul"

Together we craft accurate hospitality design solutions. Vision driven restaurant, hotel and casino environments.

Us + You - because we believe that fresh ideas are born out of collaboration. We believe in sharing our knowledge.

Our studio is design director lead, allowing each project to be driven by your vision and our experience. The senior project lead then carries the project through to completion, ensuring that you - the client - are supported and managed to the end of the construction process.

Our senior designers will program, develop concepts, and envision with you; we work closely with our clients to address their challenges and design objectives. From interior design to environmental branding, our services help your hospitality environment tell the story.


Process

  • IDENTIFY

    We partner with our hospitality 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

Our hospitality experts include a solid lineup of experienced, uniquely-skilled designers that are ready to bring your vision to life.

Awards

2020 Avenue Magazine
Best Bar 2020: Baijiu
2019 Avenue Magazine
Best Bar 2019: Baijiu
Best Brunch Restaurant: Canteen
Best Restaurant for Sharing: Guru

2019 enRoute City Guide
Edmonton Eat and Drink: Baijiu
Edmonton To Do: Get Cooking 
Edmonton To Do: Spotlight Cabaret

2018 Where Magazine Canada
Edmonton's Best New Restaurant:
Best Drinks: Baijiu

2018 VUE Weekly Golden Fork Awards:
Best Appetizer: Baijiu
Best Chili: kb&co
Best Gluten Free: Press'd
Best Hamburger: Delux Burger Bar
Best Poke: Splash Poke
Best Salad: kb&co
Best Steak: Baijiu
Best Wraps: Press'd

2018 Avenue Magazine
Best Brunch Restaurant: Canteen
Best Lunch: Japonais Bistro

2017 Where Magazine Canada
Edmonton's Best New Restaurant:
The Butternut Tree
2017 VUE Weekly Golden Fork Awards:
Best Lunch Time Grab & Go: Chutneys Indian Grill
Best Sandwiches: Press'd
Best Wraps: Press'd 
2016 VUE Weekly Golden Fork Awards:
Best Chicken Wings: Original Joe's
Best Lunch Time Grab & Go: Dovetail Delicatessen
Best Pub Food: Original Joe's
Best Sandwiches: Press'd
Best Seafood: Sabor Divino
2015 Where Magazine Canada
Edmonton's Best New Restaurant:
Best Grab & Go: Dovetail Delicatessen 
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

Edmonton Journal
Nick Lees: Dynamic duo of Edmonton restaurant scene celebrates 20-year partnership - One of Edmonton’s most recognized entrepreneurs and a world-renowned local designer dined together last week while celebrating the success of their 20-year partnership.
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

JOIN OUR TEAM! 

We're always looking for talented and hardworking people. 

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:
 Musicals, Pizza, Caramel Macchiato, Summer Nights, Cannes Lions, Beach, New York City, 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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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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