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About Us

Casa (house) + fabrica (factory) = Casafabrica

About Us

Casafabrica specialise in the restoration and construction of residential dwellings located in and around Sydney’s historical conservation areas. We provide a complete end to end range of architectural, interior design, planning, project management and construction services resulting in an efficient and hassle free build from concept to completion.

What drives Casafabrica is the ability to assist our clients in achieving a perfect fusion between conservation and modernity. Over the years, we have placed great emphasis on unique and innovative designs, incorporating our own signature style with the individual needs of each client – resulting in the distinctive Casafabrica look.

The Team

Lee Panoyan

Managing Director

Lee’s career in the exciting world of design, construction and project management started over 20 years ago. His great passion for different cultures and his constant travels across the globe have enriched his ideas, which, together with his studies in construction, land economics and project management, have allowed him to bring to life unique projects. His strong focus on vision, planning, management and execution are the fundamental characteristics upon which he relies to execute all projects effectively.

“Our unique and original designs break through convention and go beyond trends, ensuring timeless modernity and innovation”

Luis Valles

Operations Manager

Luis is a Director, co-founder and the Operations Manager of Casafabrica. He manages the day to day operations of Casafabrica, its people and resources. He is responsible for the establishment of practices, policies, procedures and systems to reduce costs, improve the quality of our products and services, complying with government regulations and in general to increase the efficiency of our operations.

Tiffany Kehyayan

Interior Designer

Tiffany holds an Interior Design degree from the prestigious Billy Blue Design School, and as Interior Designer at Casafabrica her focus is on creating more functional spaces that are also very aesthetically pleasing. Her strong sense of style, eye for colour and design, and great attention to details make her an invaluable asset for our company and the clients alike.

Hernan Alvarez

Senior Architect

Hernan brings over 20 years experience in the industry and extraordinary collaborations with international and national Architectural firms in high-end, heritage and multi-unit residential projects. He differentiates himself by combining creativity and practicality to produce appealing, versatile and feasible Architectural designs that exceed their function and integrate sustainability seamlessly.

Milos Prlic

Construction Manager

Milos brings strengths to the Casafabrica team through his experience as an architectural designer as well as building project manager. Milos is involved with your project from design to construct ensuring the execution of the delivery of your project is as per documentation and specification. With strong interpersonal skills, Milos is an effective and efficient project advisor from: – Strong interpretation of design vision and execution – Construction estimates and formulating budgets – Engagement with suppliers, subcontractors and consultants ensuring project timelines and project milestones are achieved within budget. – Site Supervision – Quality Control and assurance

Rahul Singh

Contracts Administrator/Estimator

Rahul is responsible for the estimating and contract’s administration during tender stage as well as construction stages. Rahul is required to contribute to the development of your projects delivery and ensuring all stakeholder relationships are being managed. Rahul has a strong involvement in cost control, project programme management and material procurement ensuring key milestones are being met and delivered with subcontractors and consultants. Quality and programme management as well as negotiations are critical element of Rahul’s role ensuring client as well as builder objectives are being delivered.

Iara Szekely


Iara brings strengths to the Casafabrica team through her experience as a Project Designer and Construction Manager, demonstrating national and international experiences. Iara is involved with your project from design to construct ensuring the execution of the delivery of your project is as per documentation and specification. With strong interpersonal skills, Iara is an effective and efficient project advisor

Corporate Culture


Our company constantly grows and evolves. It changes and responds to external and internal influences; that’s why we think our culture is our genetic code.

Our team are our best assets, they make us stand out from the competition, and as a company, we pride ourselves on working with passion, respect, honesty and integrity.

Equality, inclusion and diversity bring us many challenges, skills, experiences, ideas and perspectives. Our strategy goes beyond the legal compliance, we take our differences as part of our strength.

Our team can proudly say that there is a piece of them in every home we build!

Our Values

At Casafabrica, we are committed to values that define who we are and what we stand for. These help us chart a path for the future, and remind us of  who we are in the present. These values support our vision, they shape our culture, and unite our team and clients.

Sustainable Conservation


We share a responsibility to help preserve areas of historical significance, which enrich lives and create a connection to the community, past, present and to the future.

In doing so, we have an opportunity to bring in change by incorporating sustainable building designs and construction practices which create structures, and use processes that are environmentally responsible, and resource efficient.

Our role at Casafabrica is not just to understand the social, cultural and economic relevance of existing buildings, or to celebrate their heritage, but to add value in terms of design, materials, and work towards sustainable conservation!