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- Peter Couvaras
Peter started the Couvaras Architects from the dining table in 2005, and has built a reputation for delivering buildings that not only function well, but deliver an element of delight. He is responsible for client engagement and managing the team.
Is your real estate agent worth more than your architect?

Is your real estate agent worth more than your architect?

Controversial I know – To all my friends in real estate, this is not aimed at you – good on you for getting paid well for what you do. This is an issue for my own profession & those that engage our services. Very rarely is the agents commission, fancy suit or...

Why it doesn’t make sense to cut corners on construction costs

Why it doesn’t make sense to cut corners on construction costs

In my last article, we looked at why it doesn’t make sense to save on Design Fees. In this article we look at the effects of cutting costs (ie corners) during construction. I recently attended a webinar on waterproofing issues in buildings. The presenter made the...

Why it doesn’t make sense to save on design fees

Why it doesn’t make sense to save on design fees

Somewhere in the last few decades, saving money has become the most important consideration in most of our purchasing decisions. In the building & development game, this translates into cutting costs wherever possible to try and gain a competitive advantage. As we...