Peter Kasavan, FAIA

Salinas, California

General Specialty

Construction and Architecture
Construction Defects

Specialty Focus

Architectural Design
Architectural Practice
Building Construction
Construction and Architecture
Construction Claims
Construction Defect Resolution
Construction Defects
Construction Defects (Accident Investigation)
School Construction

Primary Areas of Expertise

Construction Claims and Architecture

Peter Kasavan has been the president of Kasavan Architects for nearly thirty years. His full-service architecture firm specializing in public schools, healthcare, government, commercial and publicly funded housing years. His architectural work has been recognized with design excellence awards at the local, state, and national levels.

He has served as the Architect of Record on projects as large as $92 Million in construction value and has professional training and experience in the construction industry. He worked as a union journeyman carpenter and construction superintendent for over five years before pursuing his architectural education. He has provided expert witness services for defense and plaintiff counsel

Mr. Kasavan was elevated to the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects at an investiture ceremony at their national convention in 2017.

Areas of Expertise:
Architecture, design, and practice; Agreements, Owner/Architect, Owner/ Contractor, Architect/Consultants; Architects responsibilities in identifying scope of work, design, budgeting, permitting and construction; Contract Documents, plans and specifications (Project Manual); General Conditions; Detailing and coordination; Repair and remodeling; Construction administration, submittals, RFIs, Change Orders, etc.; Construction costs and budgeting; Construction claims, disputes, and defects; Roles of architect, owner, contractor, sub-contractors, special consultants, inspectors and special inspectors in building design and construction.


Architect, State of California, License # C14814


Master of Architecture, University of California Berkeley, 1981
Journeyman Carpenter, UBC & J of A 1978
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA 1973

Professional Affiliations:

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
– Elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects 2017
– Monterey Bay Chapter (AIAMB)
– Chair Awards Committee (AIAMB)
– Robert Stanton Award, Service to the Profession of Architecture
– Jury Chair, Design Award-AIA Inland Empire Chapter 2016
– Past Director

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