Peter Kasavan, FAIA
Peter Kasavan is the president of Kasavan Architects which has been a leading architectural firm in the Monterey Bay area since its founding by his father, Jerome Kasavan, in 1949. Peter serves as principal in charge of all Kasavan Architects projects.
Mr. Kasavan has a background in the Fine Arts, having earned a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts. He was then a Journeyman Carpenter with the UB of C and J of A Local 925 working on educational projects and serving as superintendent on a new school library. That experience gives him an uncommon understanding of the nature and character of materials, tolerances, staging, sequencing and constructability. This specialized expertise has been recognized by the legal profession which has retained Mr. Kasavan as an expert witness on many construction litigation cases. Peter earned his Masters of Architecture University of California Berkeley.
He has been recognized with many design awards, including local state, national and even international awards. Kasavan Architects is among the most recognized award winners in the region. He was recognized by the AIAMB for his contributions to the field of architecture with its Robert Stanton Award.
Mr. Kasavan was elevated to the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects in February of 2017. This distinction is awarded to only about 2.6% of AIA members.
Mr. Kasavan is also committed to his community and giving back through his volunteer services. This service has been recognized with some of the top awards from the Salinas Jaycees, Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Central Coast Builders Association. He served as President of the Salinas Jaycees, Chairman of the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce and served by mayoral appointment on 3 separate task forces.
His pro-bono service extends to the design for the Monterey County Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Monterey County Sheriffs Memorial.