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.
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.