The Tropics is home to nearly half the world’s population, has rapid population growth forecast, and significant economic and social inequality challenges.
Based in tropical Cairns, Queensland, Australia, CA Architects draw our inspiration from our roots as a Far North Queensland practice and create innovative and relevant contemporary architecture for our clients.
CA Architects’ work is widely recognised, and the design solutions continue to inspire and excite people.
Major awards that are linked directly to our expertise in the tropical regions include:
For each development, we work closely with our clients from inception to completion, overseeing the project to ensure that our buildings are constructed in accordance with both the agreed design and level of detail.
Our regionally responsive approach has also been applied to projects in Asia, the Pacific and elsewhere in Australia and the public promotion of innovative design remains a driving focus. CA Architects’ aim, like that of our clients, is to see unique projects standout as leading commercial developments in Asia, the Pacific and Australia.
Our buildings are authentic by virtue of their sensitivity to their local environments and their enduring relevance; they are both responsive to and representative of the settings in which they are located. They are also sustainable in the broadest sense of the term. Going far beyond energy and environmental issues, our notion of sustainability encompasses cultural, social and aesthetic values.
Through joint venture experience, CA Architects maintains connection with and shares the intellectual resources of a network of national practitioners that are diverse but always excellent.
CA Architects are a founding member of James Cook University’s Tropical Urban Design Lab with locations in Cairns, Townsville and Singapore, which focus is on developing research and design capability in areas related to urbanisation in the Tropics.
The lab offers a unique opportunity for Queensland, as one of few developed tropical regions in world, to run an institute directly linking scientific research with urban design to assist developing tropical cities to inform design and develop holistic and robust solutions.