Our European client with business interests in Guyana asked us to design a compound that would provide him with a home and offices from which to manage his affairs.
This coastal Caribbean country has a rich architectural history as a former colony of the Netherlands and Britain. We took that into consideration as we designed a mixed-use complex of residential and office buildings of all-wooden structures that harken back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
This fine resource responds to the climate much better than the painted concrete and CMU (concrete masonry unit) construction that has become the norm in this region over the last 100 years. The work is currently bid out, and construction is expected to begin in 2016.