Managing Director / Senior Architect
As Managing Director of CCA, Craig is committed to ensuring high quality and environmentally sensitive outcomes are achieved for all projects. Craig works closely with clients from design inception to delivery.
Craig initially worked for his father Max Chester assisting with educational and other institutional projects. In 1990, Craig opened his own practice, with offices in Sydney and Melbourne. The practice predominantly undertook commercial, institutional and multi-residential work, providing services to national and multi-national clients. In 2000, Craig Chester changed the name of the businesses to Chester & Chester Pty Ltd, "CCA" Architects. Whilst Craig is the sole director, this change was made to acknowledge Max Chester's substantial ongoing contribution.
Craig has a particular interest in Environmental Design, and in 2007 he completed a Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne, specialising in Sustainability and Urban Design. During this time Craig was awarded a BMB Scholarship to study Urban Design and International Practice in Bordeaux France.
- - Master of Architecture, University of Melbourne 2007
- - Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), RMIT Melbourne 1985
- - Registered Architects Registration Board of Victoria
- - Registered Board of Architects of NSW
- - Fellow Royal Australian Institute of Architecture
- - Vice President Old Xavierans' Association.
Architect and Consultant to Practice
Max has specialised in the design of educational buildings, and has extensive experience and capability in all aspects of architectural design and project management.
In addition to his responsibilities as a consultant to CCA, Max has an interest in the furthering of architecture and has presented papers at a number of educational forums. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, in the General Division, for service to the community through the Rotary Club of Heidelberg, Local Government and Architecture, in particular Education. Max is currently Secretary Order of Australia Association-Victoria branch.
- - Bachelor of Architecture, University of Melbourne
- - Fellow Royal Australian Institute of Architects
- - Registered Architect, Victoria and ACT
- - City of Heidelberg City Councillor 1991- 1995
- - Commonwealth Government Schools Commission Consultant on Primary Libraries 1972 - 1994
- - Nominated for the 1998 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
- - Awarded Excellence in Construction for Concrete and Formwork, Master Builders Association of Victoria 1997
- - Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia 2000
- - Rotary Club of Heidelberg Member since 1968 and Former President and Paul Harris Fellow
- - Past Member of the Building Appeals Board, Building Commission, Victoria
- - Member Graduates Union, University of Melbourne.
Chris is a senior registered architect with over 16 years experience, and has spent the last 10 years with CCA. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to the practice with his thorough understanding of design, documentation, relevant legislation and contract administration.
Possessing a passion for sustainable design, Chris seeks to incorporate passive environmental design elements in all his undertakings to reduce the energy consumption of buildings and their associated impact on the environment.
Chris has been involved in the design of a broad range of architectural projects, and has considerable experience in the realms of low, medium and high density residential including aged care, hospitality and commercial, industrial, insitutional and educational projects.
In addition Chris has gained experience with the ACT Planning Authority acting within the Town Planning department.
- - Bachelor of Architecture, University of Canberra 1993
- - Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Design, University of Canberra 1990
- - Registered with Architects Registration Board of Victoria.
Over 20 years experience in the field of architecture with 6 years at 'CCA'. Specialising in Design and Contract Documentation on Public Projects.
- - Bachelor of Architecture 1989.
Since graduating in 2009, Holly has gained experience in a wide range of aspects of architectural design and project management, extending to interior design and masterplanning.
Holly has a particular interest in pursuing consistency and integrity of design elements and ideas throughout the unfolding of a project. From the generation of forms, selection of materials and colours, and from exterior to interior, all aspects are meticulously considered resulting in a coherant and holistic design outcome.
Holly has worked on a number of institutional projects including several churches and a Regional Performing Arts Centre, preparing feasibility studies, conceptual design and design development. Since joining CCA, she has designed and documented bespoke residential projects, and has supported the directors and senior architects with the documentation and contract administration of educational projects. Holly has also prepared marketing material for a number of multi-residential projects.
- - Master of Architecture, University of Melbourne 2009
- - Bachelor of Planning and Design, 2006.