Why we work together
In 1993 Kevin Brewer and Peter Davidson started Brewer Davidson to take advantage of their complementary skills.
Peter enjoys putting things together be it yachts, motorbikes or buildings. He is a craftsman architect acknowledged in the profession for his design and detailing skills. Kevin likes organising and resolving complex problems for clients. That’s why he focuses on urban design and masterplanning projects.
Alec joined as a partner in 2012 after being an associate principal at Warren and Mahoney. Alec leads the education projects and sustainability is his other passion. He is the only Greenstar assessor with New Zealand and Australian accreditation.
We all worked in large architectural firms earlier in our careers. Big jobs are undertaken by small teams in large practices, but senior architects quickly move to a management role overseeing multiple teams and lose direct involvement in projects. We have deliberately limited the size of our practice so that each director has a small team that stays together throughout a project.
We use Archicad and Sketchup to integrate our work with a design team, communicate a project visually with clients and marketing teams. Our technical skills are recognised with Peter's position on the Masterspec Board, weathertightness technical advisory groups, and Alec's position on the NZ Architect's Co-operative Society which oversees liability and insurance issues. We offer big practice skills with small team service.
Most of our work is from return clients. They tell us we listen, interpret their briefs creatively and are responsible with budgets.