What our clients say:
"We started working with Irene in May 2016, initially with the renovation design of our 1970's house in the Perth hills, this then led on to additional design and assistance with a secondary building on the block. The plans for the main building are very unique and make the most out of the blocks surroundings and solar benefits. We are really looking forward to the next phase of the project and working with someone like Irene who clearly has a passion for designing both functional and inspiring buildings." - Neil & Jo Seabrook
"Irene and Niall have patiently helped us find the right way to renovate and add more spae to our old hills house. We have greatly appreciated their creative ideas, efficiency and willingness to understand and accommodate our vision for the project." - Libby Buttfield & Raymond Leclezio
"We are currently working with Coveney Browne to design a family home on 50 acres in rural Western Australia. The process so far has been excellent. Irene understands exactly what we are hoping to build from an aesthetic point of view and has worked hard to make sure this is achievable while taking into account solar passive design and our modest budget. Before engaging Irene we had met with numerous designers/builders, explaining we hoped to build a solar passive house that looks somethings like a shearing shed. While I have no doubt some of these designers would have built us a lovely house, most were quite perplexed that we'd want to build a house that looked like a shed. I found Irene by chance on a blog site and I knew from looking at her work, she "got it". Irene has been very patient and professional - especially as we've had to have two very boisterous children in tow at meetings! Meetings are always followed up with excellent notes so that we are all on the same page at all times. I would recommend Coveney Browne to anyone looking to design a bespoke solar passive home on a budget." - Kate & Dan Wood
"We engaged Irene to design the renovation of our 1970's house. She has always been professional in her approach to all our negotiation. She has listened to all our requirements and then provided her expert opinion regarding these, coming up with some great inventive ideas. This has been an ongoing project for approximately 10 months and at no time have we felt pressured to finalise our plans. Her costing's have been extremely reasonable and she has helped with the process through the shire. I would definitely recommend Irene for your next project if you are looking for a friendly Architect that will ensure you get the house that you always dreamed of." - Sally & Steve Salla-Tenna
"Coveney Browne Design were so easy to deal with and readily available to answer our many questions and queries during the design process for our new house. They gave us priceless advice on often neglected details such as room proportion and space planning, size and spacing of windows to maximise views and minimise heat loss, orientation and aspect to offer solar and wind protection, and the efficient use of prevailing breezes to cool and ventilate the internal spaces making the house energy efficient at the same time.
All this contributed to a "feel good" factor about the house that makes you want to spend time in it.
Just what we wanted." - Adrian & Anne Pegdon
"We worked with Niall & Irene over a number of months to formulate the design for an extension to our current house incorporating a full entertaining area, garage and loft storage space above the garage, all under one roof. We were wanting something special, architectural and within budget. Niall put a lot of thought into the design and after a number a sessions together came up with an amazing design right down to the colour scheme and materials to be used in the build.
As this extension required a variation through council Niall provided all the documentation .. plans, submission etc .. required for Council approval, which has since been received.
We have been very happy with their vision and the level of service provided and look forward to working with Niall and Irene again when we enter the building stage of our project in 2016. We have no hesitation in recommending Coveney Browne Design." - Ross & Michelle Bollom
"Irene and Niall understood and executed our design brief very well even though I presented them with big ideas for a reasonably small block. They went to great lengths to tick all my boxes in terms of things I really wanted to include and thought outside the box to achieve my desired outcome. I really appreciated their attention to detail to make the home feel established as it was very important to me that the home didn't feel too new.
We were very happy with the design that was presented to us. During the process our plans changed so we didn't proceed past the initial design concept however I am sure it would have been a beautiful home.
I would not hesitate to recommend Coveney Browne Design. Irene and Niall have a great knowledge and talent for architecture." - Paula & Malcolm Azzopardi
"Irene designed a beautiful carport for us. She was able to incorporate all our wishes into the design, while keeping us informed of the design requirements in our neighbourhood. She was a pleasure to work with and very professional and we have no hesitation in recommending Coveney Browne Design for any building project, big or small!" - Paul & Norma Incerti
"Irene was extremely professional and knowledgeable helping us to design our home, stable, dressage arena and paddocks. We were very impressed with the communication throughout the project and nothing was too much trouble. The finished project is more than we could have wished for and we are absolutely delighted. We cannot recommend this company highly enough." - George & Angela Ruiz