About Vivi Curutchet

Viviana Curutchet

Master Degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Associate Member of AIA, American Institute of Architects, from 2002 till 2006.

I worked in Buenos Aires for more than 15 years, having my own private practice as well as working for architectural firms and in government positions. From Design Team Manager, to administrating construction sites, I covered a wide spectrum in the architectural field.

In 2000, I arrived in Seattle to work as associate for Rena M Klein, Architects, a firm which specialized in designing homes and remodels. I learned in detail North American codes, zoning and wood frame construction.

In 2006, I moved to Vancouver Island looking for a life with less stress and more connection to the Earth. I did some farming adventures as well as keeping a small private practice dedicated to farm buildings and country type houses.

In 2014,  I  moved my office to Shirley on West Coast Rd after Point no Point. The beauty of the place has been inspiring my work.
My practice has mostly been centered on the rural communities from Port Renfrew to East Sooke, and Metchosin.

2020 has been a challenging year for all so far, but has also been a good time to stop some and reflect. Deadlines still there but with a different pace, giving more time to deep in design, in keeping updated through continuing education courses , and organization.

I am currently finishing construction drawings for a new small house/barn in Otter Point, ,  and some drawings for building permit for a cottage in Tugwell Creek.