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Argo Development Studio

Argo Development Studio founded by Managing Director, David Campion.

David has lectured and tutored at the School of Architecture, DIT, Ireland and has over 20 years of industry experience in design and development, working across a number of sectors in the US, across Europe and in the Caribbean.

The delivery of a number of award-winning ‘design build’ projects inspired David to create his own Development Studio that focused on achieving greater efficiencies in the design and development process.

Argo provides efficient expertise, cost certainty and on time delivery to its clients. We seek to rediscover the synergies of the “Master Builder” and safeguards the project journey, from concept to completion through strong leadership serving as a client guardian of built asset delivery.

The strength and talent of the teams we assemble positions us at the forefront of design and development on a global scale.

We deliver architecture of its time with a considered appreciation for environmental, social, cultural and economic concerns. We believe excellence is timeless and the principles of form and space transcend the bonds of fashion and style.

Our process develops naturally from the pursuit of perfection through solutions and ideas. We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of design on a global scale and are passionate about transforming problem solving into an art.

At Argo, we believe that cross collaboration among our team members is an integral part of the design process. As a design collective, we are skilled at creating bespoke solutions which are functional, practical, imaginative and innovative.

CTE – Centre Of Technical Expertise

Argo’s CTE team specializes in the design development stage and offers technical input across all Argo Development Studio projects.

Our CTE’s service also extends to design practices, contractors or developers in need of additional technical support. Our experienced team members will work seamlessly alongside an existing team or provide a complete, managed solution on behalf of the client. They will provide logical, detailed solutions using construction technologies to form the link between design and delivery.

Building Information Modelling

Our certified BIM professionals implement 4D – Virtual Clash Detection with Program Sequencing and 5D – Cost Analysis including Quantity Take-off. We are also integrating 6D – Energy Performance Analysis and finally 7D – Facility and Operations Management into our project modeling.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows buildings to be designed, costed and constructed in a virtual world prior to a site start. Traditional conflicting information that leads to site changes and inefficiencies are resolved in this virtual world with BIM. This ensures an efficient delivery, on budget and to programme. Argo’s staff members are certified (BIM) professionals and are leading in industry best practices.

IBC and Building Control Regulations

At Argo Development Studio, we ensure projects achieve compliance with the latest relevant regularity requirements. Every element of the design is cross checked to ensure that it meets or betters the local or international building codes. Our team will co-ordinate with local building control authorities and fulfil the role of assigned certifier by preparing and submitting all required documentation and performing thorough on site inspections. By doing so we safeguard the client’s interests while providing an increased level of comfort to their customers.

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Studio Blue Architects Inc.

COMPANY PROFILE

Established in 2002, Studio Blue Architects Incorporated is a Barbadian company providing the full scope of architectural, project management and interior design services within Barbados and the wider Caribbean. We are a diverse team of chartered architects and experienced technicians whose collective interest lie in pushing the boundaries of traditional Caribbean architecture to create contemporary designs that respect and enhance the natural environment.

We recognise that each project is unique and therefore each project is analysed for its specific conditions, constraints and opportunities: the end result being not a preconceived idea but a combination of the client’s needs, the site and the budget. All of our projects employ environmentally sustainable design solutions as part of the design process and in January 2011 we became the first architectural practice in Barbados to achieve Green Business Barbados certification. We believe that good design will produce functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces and buildings that have an enduring quality over time.

We have experience in a wide cross section of sectors ranging from the small scale of furniture and interior design to adaptive re-use / refurbishments, new build residential (including individual houses, villas, town-houses & apartments), healthcare, commercial offices, museums, leisure facilities, retail stores, manufacturing plants and Industrial projects.

CLIENTS

  • Barbados Cane Industry Corporation
  • Barbados Light & Power
  • Barbados Ministry of Agriculture / Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Barbados Turf Club
  • Barbados Yacht Club
  • Canadian High Commission
  • Carters General Stores
  • Coconut Court Hotel
  • Codrington College
  • Combined Care for the Aged Inc.
  • Collins Ltd (Pharmaceutical)
  • Cotton House, Mustique
  • CREP – Caribbean Regional Environment Programme
  • Fitzwilliam Stone & Alcazar Attorneys
  • GAIA Inc (Grantley Adams International Airport)
  • Government of St. Lucia – Ministry of Education & Culture
  • Grenada Electricity Services Ltd – “Grenlec”
  • Harris Paints Ltd
  • Just Grillin’ Restaurant
  • Lynch Insurance Brokers
  • Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd
  • Malibu- Kahlua International
  • MSR International
  • Natures Discount / Top Health
  • Oran Limited
  • Prostorage
  • Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre
  • Trinity Offices
  • Over 70 clients for Private Residences

AWARDS

SPECIAL MENTION – 2012 FCAA Biennale Architectural Competition (Federation of Caribbean Association of Architects) Honourable mention for Inch Cubed Residence

WINNER – 2009 – Barbados Institute of Architects – Award for Architecture & the Environment

WINNER – 2003 – Green Expo’ – Eco-House – Most Innovative Exhibit (in conjunction with SAGE)

DIRECTORS

Neil HutchinsonNeil Hutchinson is the Managing Director and a chartered architect registered in Barbados and England with more than 16 years experience in the profession. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and has served as the President and Vice President of the Barbados Institute of Architects (BIA) between 2007 and 2012. Find out more about Neil at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/neil-hutchinson/61/7b4/169/

 

 

Polyana BayleyPolyana Bayley is a Director & Senior Technician / Designer with more than 27 years experience in the industry. Polyana is fluent in both English & Spanish and is a Life Member of the Barbados National Trust. Find out more about Polyana at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/polyana-bayley/62/a55/681

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Gillespie & Steel Associates Ltd.


Gillespie & Steel Associates Ltd. is a Barbadian company offering Architectural, Interior Design and Project Management services in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Established in 1969 the firm has gained immeasurable experience in a wide range of projects having been active in the industry for over forty years.

Their well qualified professional and technical staff offer a personalized professional service which can be tailored to suit specific client requirements. Their combined qualifications, experience and skills acquired collectively and individually throughout the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Canada and U.S.A. provide an effective and efficient project design and implementation team.

Gillespie & Steel Associates Ltd also offers full professional Interior Design Services under its G & S Interiors brand. G & S Interiors will provide conceptual development, space planning, finishes specifications and furnishings. They work with clients and other professionals to develop design solutions that are safe, efficient, attractive and structured to meet the needs of the end user.

At Gillespie & Steel the approach to design places considerable emphasis on problem solving in the tropical context. They have been able to develop traditional and classical Caribbean design elements in a contemporary way to produce an up-to-date and valid Caribbean style that works well within the climatic, financial and technical constraints of the region. Excellent design quality, attention to detail, and cost control result in the successful completion of projects on programme and within budget.

Gillespie & Steel are members of the Green Building Council and apply the principles of Green design to all projects wherever possible. They have carried out considerable research on the subject of Energy Conservation in buildings in the tropics, and their policy is to design buildings which are easy to maintain and economical to run, making use of natural energy and energy conservation methods wherever possible.

Various design awards have been won by the Company. These include two Commonwealth Association of Architects National Awards, several Barbados National Trust Awards and two Bloomberg Residential Property Awards.

A wide range of projects have been successfully completed including:

  • Residential: Luxury Villas, Condominium and Townhouse Developments;
  • Commercial: Banks; Restaurants; Offices including multi storey speculative offices as well as bespoke individual offices (CGI, Warrens Tower, Valeant); Manufacturing (Newton Business Park); Retail Developments (Lime Grove Complex, Bayshore)
  • Hospitality: Coral Reef Club, Sandpiper, Elegant Hotels, The Spa at Coral Reef
  • Visitor Attractions: Harrisons Cave, Flower Forest;
  • Public Sector: Ministry of Education, Barbados Supreme Court Complex.
  • Restoration/Adaptive Reuse: Numerous projects including The Pavilion, George Washington House, Arlington House, The Barbados Museum, Tyrol Cot.
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Architects Cubed Inc


Architects Cubed Inc is an award-winning architectural firm established in 1995. The office works across a diverse range of projects within the fields of architecture and interior architecture and is particularly recognized for its skills and excellence in design. The practice strives to produce a contemporary Caribbean architecture which is indigenous, modern and timeless.

Awards

1st Place Barbados National Trust Awards 2012
Bajan Service’s “Newton House” office, new build non-residential category
1st Place Barbados National Trust Awards 2012
“Shoestring”—new build residential category
1st Runner up Caribbean Building Awards 2006
Bajan Service’s “Newton House” Office, commercial/office/industrial small category
1st Runner up Caribbean Building Awards 2006
Aqua Restaurant, tourism/entertainment category

Publications

MACO, volume 12 issue 2 (‘Shoestring’)
Collection Houses, published by Braun in 2009 (‘Shoestring’)
1000 x Architecture of the Americas, published by Braun in 2008 (‘Shoestring’)
Architectural Review, July 2006 (‘Place’ critical essay)
Architectural Digest, April 2001 (Cotton House Hotel, Mustique)
Island Life, September/November 2001 (‘Tanglewood’)
Twenty- five Beautiful Homes, August 2001 (‘Tanglewood’)
Twenty-five Beautiful Homes, September 2000 (‘In the Trees’)
Island Life, June/August 2000 (‘In the Trees’)
Signature Barbados 2000 edition (Cable and Wireless Communications Centre)
Island Life, September/November 1999 (‘Terracot’)
Twenty-five Beautiful Homes, July 1999 (‘Terracot’)

Directors

Linda Moore received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Architecture degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture from Kingston University, UK. Linda obtained her chartered status in 1988 and worked in both Trinidad and in the UK prior to returning to Barbados in 1991 and subsequently establishing Architects Cubed. She is a registered architect in both the United Kingdom and in Barbados.

Shawna Beechley holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with a Concentration in hotel design and analysis. Following her marriage to a Barbadian she moved to Barbados in 1994 and shortly thereafter established Architects Cubed. She is a registered architect in Barbados.

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Design Collaborative

Design Collaborative has over the years developed and refined the services required to meet the increasing demands of clients in both the private and public sectors. As a multidisciplinary firm offering Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Planning services, we have established a proven track record in the delivery of consultancy services over a wide range of project types – low cost housing, commercial offices, retail/residential developments and institutional projects. Our principals are experienced professionals with specialist experience in the field of tourism development and urban rehabilitation. The firm is owned entirely by the principals who are independent of any manufacturing or contracting company or government agency. The group therefore provides its clients with completely unbiased professional advice.

Architecture

Our architects and planners are renowned for their award-winning designs for urban environments, residential developments and commercial buildings. We approach each and every project with the user at the centre of a design process which blends technical expertise with the dedication and experience of a diverse team of professionals. Our integrated approach considers the whole building and the interdependence of its many parts and systems. The end result is an engaged client, empowered stakeholders and successful design solutions.

With almost 50 years of professional experience Design Collaborative has challenged current theory and practice in the design and planning of buildings, homes and communities in pursuit of excellence. Our aim with each new project is to meet the user’s needs with the fusion of our collective depth of experience and knowledge of building typologies with a fresh and innovative response to specific sites and environments.

Design Collaborative’s architects have garnered experience by completing numerous projects in both the private and public sector, from residential to municipal and educational facilities. We are devoted to the design of innovative corporate, commercial, recreation, sports, civic and higher education building types, which have always brought recognition to their communities. We have earned a reputation for exceptional architectural design, whilst providing clients with buildings that are efficient, enduring and a daily pleasure to experience.

Our work ranges in scale from smaller, adaptive re-use and restoration projects, to larger, multi-phase institutional undertakings throughout the Caribbean. We provide a full array of architectural, interior design and Project Management services. We also strive to exceed our clients’ expectations with a high degree of professionalism. The firm’s focus has always been to create elegant buildings that celebrate life, that contribute positively to their environment and enhance our awareness of Barbadian culture.

Our Barbados office has a staff of 20 including our four partners and an associate.

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Architects Morrison Associates Ltd


The work of Morrison Associates reflects the highly individual and distinctive style of its founder Ian Morrison. Ian Morrison studied architecture in England and Venezuela before returning to Barbados to join Robertson Ward Architects and lend his creative talent / prowess to the design of the Sandy Lane Hotel in 1960.

From this early start in Barbados, he went on to establish Morrison Associates in 1979. Morrison Associates has become a multidisciplinary firm known for its creative design and innovative use of natural and industrial materials and effectively, the development of the most luxurious and exclusive properties across the Caribbean.

The extensive talent of Morrison Associates can be seen in Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Venezuela, Turks and Caicos and St Thomas.

Resort Developments:

  • The Colony Club
  • Crystal Cove,
  • Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels,
  • Glitter Bay Estate
  • Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Condominiums/ Villas / Luxury Estates:

Private Luxury Homes

  • Greensleeves in Barbados (20,000 sq ft.)
  • Bachelor Hall in Barbados (18,000 sq ft.)
  • Engleberg in Caracas (8,000 sq ft.)
  • Johnson in St Lucia (5,000 sq ft.)

The team of Morrison Associates works in an environment which enables communication as well the flow of ideas in a unique collaborative to offer large-firm resources in a personalized, small firm. The firm is able to respond promptly to client needs because of its compliment of a dedicated team of architects and streamline internal organization.

Morrison Associates provides a full scope of architectural design services from early program development and design to construction documentation and construction administration.

Mr. Ian Morrison retired in 2012 and left the firm in the capable hands of Mr. Rudi Moore, who became an associate of the firm in 1994.The firm will be re-named Architects Morrison Associates Ltd. Mr. Ian Morrison will be retained as a consultant.

Upon completion of his training in New York, Rudi Moore collaborated with Mr. Morrison on numerous projects including:

  • Royal Westmoreland Estate, Barbados. This included the Golf Clubhouse, Spa & Gym, Club Villas and Site Master Planning
  • Port St Charles Marina, Barbados. 152 townhouses and apartments.

Mr. Rudi Moore has designed and completed numerous properties, including:

  • Lion Castle Polo Estate, Barbados. This included Master Planning, The Club House, Town Houses and Lot 1 Lion Castle.
  • Almond Casuarina Beach Resort, Barbados
  • Morgan Bay Beach Resort, St. Lucia
  • Sapphire Beach Condominiums, Barbados
  • The Renovation of the Mango Bay Resort, Barbados
  • Port Ferdinand Marina, Barbados

Design Innovation is their passion. For more than 30 years Ian Morrison and Rudi Moore have exacted timeless designs that transcends culture and trends. Morrison Associates has demonstrated that they are pioneers in sustainable design.

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acla:works

acla:works is a firm that offers architectural and interior design services. Our Head Office is located in Trinidad with a Branch Office in Barbados. The firm was originally founded in Barbados in 1944 and has 65 years of continuous practice within the Caribbean. Acla:works has teaming agreements with Amonle Studio Workshop, Barbados and Henningson Durham Richardson International [HDR] in the USA.

introduction

acla:works offers innovative architecture and interior design for discerning clients. All of our projects begin with the establishment of a dialogue with our clients, out of which design strategies evolve. Major projects benefit from our collective expertise through regular design reviews, which ensure that client expectations are met.

We have expanded to match the demand of new design challenges and now incorporate LEED sustainable design, building and information modeling [BIM] and integrated project delivery [IPD] expertise gained through exposure to international contemporary architectural and planning practice.

The value we bring to building procurement is realised through a sensitive yet sophisticated approach to the aesthetic and functional aspects of design, as well as the technical, financial and contractual management of construction.

awards

In 2005 acla:works won five ABEL/ Bestcrete Architectural Design & Excellence Awards.

Church of the Assumption in Maraval: 50-Year Project Award
Republic Bank Operations Centre in Chaguanas: Best Commercial Project Design
St James Square: Best Civic/Community Project Design
Maison Verte in Tobago: Honourable Mention
Vintage Imports Wine shop in Woodbrook: Honourable Mention

In 2007 acla:works won the South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce [STCIC] Tyronne Samlalsingh Pinnacle Award for Technology and E Commerce for its advanced use of technology in its operations.

In 1992, acla:works founding father, Anthony C. Lewis was awarded the Trinidad & Tobago Institute of Architects [TTIA] Gold Medal for Excellence in the Profession.

In 1982, Anthony C. Lewis was awarded the Chaconia Gold Medal ‘for long and meritorious service’-the highest national award that can be granted in the field of architecture.

services

acla:works provides a full range of architectural and planning services. We are members of the Trinidad and Tobago Institute of Architects [TTIA] and, through our team, have affiliations with the Barbados Institute of Architects [BIA], Jamaican Institute of Architects [JIA], American Institute of Architects [AIA] and the Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA].

core services
additional services
architecture urban planning and design
interior design building information modeling [BIM]
project reviews
space planning

acla:works also has the capability to act as executive architects. Through our partnership with our preferred consultants and our projects throughout the region, we have developed a unique blend of world-class technological expertise and sensitivity to our Caribbean environment.

through our preferred consultants, acla:works offers the following supporting services

  • design-build
  • feasibility studies
  • financial funding
  • geotechnical studies
  • mechanical + electrical engineering
  • project management
  • quantity surveying
  • civil + structural engineering