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

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.


CK

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 Lead

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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