Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Project by M is based in Canberra’s Inner South.

No. Although Mariana (M) is a licensed Canberra builder, she chooses to focus on providing residential and commercial building project management services in Canberra.

No. Project by M is impartial and works for the client – not the builder, tradespeople or architect.

No. Mariana focuses on providing residential and commercial building project management services in Canberra. However, she does have a designer mindset and provides general advice in relation to materials, finishes, colours, fixtures and fittings.

As an experienced project manager and licensed Canberra builder, Mariana understands who the reputable and reliable builders are. Canberra is a “small town” and word within the industry travels fast. Mariana has zero tolerance for unscrupulous operators, poor workmanship and dishonest building practices.

Given that every project is unique, engagement fees vary. As a general rule, engagement fees are commensurate with the size and complexity of the project. Given how much risk and hassle we remove from a project, you’ll be surprised by how affordable our services are. Furthermore, many clients save much more on their projects than what our fees are. At Project by M, we believe that we provide a unique service in the Canberra building market – one that we’re extremely proud of.

Mariana (M) can be contacted via email ( or phone (0430 374 945). Mariana will discuss your initial requirements over the phone and schedule a date/time to meet with you face-to-face.

Project by M services all Canberra suburbs, including Forrest, Griffith, Yarralumla, Red Hill, Campbell, Deakin, Hughes, Garran, O’Malley, Curtin, Braddon, Ainslie, Turner, O’Connor and Reid.

Yes. There is no project that is too big or small. Your home is important, and Project by M understands the importance of getting the best outcome every time.

Sometimes. Mariana considers every project on its merits and is potentially open to projects outside Canberra.

Yes. Project by M can project-manage your heritage restoration or renovation in Canberra. Mariana can also help you liaise with the Heritage Advisory Service – “an independent service supported by the ACT Government.”

Yes. Discretion and confidentiality are key components of any engagement.