Be a Great Client

by | Nov 20, 2022 | 5 Things you need to know

Behind every great architect is a great client

Architect/Client Relationships

The best projects come from a client that is involved in the process, interested in the result and contributes their vision balanced with an unmistakable trust for their architect. After choosing your architect and working through the program and constraints, let the architect do their job. Trust your architect to find the best solution within the context of your brief, it is what you employ them to do. There needs to be ongoing dialogue and continuing exchange during this process, but let their experience and skill challenge you to achieve more than you could have done without them.


Having a comfortable relationship with your architect is more important than their reputation or skill. This is also true for your builder. Your architect and builder are going to be a part of your life for the next 3-5years so getting along comes in handy! They are going to get inside your heads and hearts to understand your lifestyle and produce a home that is right for you. The best homes are created where the architect and client are on the same page. Your builder is going to be spending more of your money than you have possibly ever spent before so you need an architect you trust to resolve issues that will arise in a positive and helpful manner.

Designing and building your home from scratch is an opportunity to create the lifestyle you want. The building can be shaped to suit you, your family & your lifestyle – you don’t have to conform to someone else’s idea of how you should live. Embrace the opportunity and let the professionals do their best work – because ultimately it will benefit you.

- 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.

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