. elegance . efficiency . economy as ETHIC
Commissions ranging from private residences, multi-family developments, public buildings and planning projects have enabled the firm to establish its own vision of the built environment: one, which is firmly grounded in the context in which it operates, and always responsive to the particularities or challenges of the project at hand. Buildings are designed to accommodate the required core activities in an energy efficient manner and by respecting the prevailing cultural norms /local climatic / topographical /economic conditions.
We have been in existence since July 2001 and the firm is headed by managing partners: Mark A.B. Taylor and Susan J. Brewster Taylor, both registered architects. A dynamic slate of tertiary qualified professionals complete the professional team. Years of experience in the use of computer technology in all aspects of the design process and administrative functions enable the firm to be creative and timely in the provision of the architectural services.
Away completing her professional Master's Degree : Maya St. Juste
Of prime importance to the firm is the close interaction between Architect and Client in regards to the specifics of the project brief, cost control and the administration of the construction process. A respectful and mutually rewarding relationship is fostered between both parties. Through a combination of the above approaches, the practice has sought to articulate a coherent form of architecture and planning that is a product of its own time and place. Once the proposed project has been properly defined and a Contract signed Architectural Services are typically broken down into the following stages.
A basic outline of the project along with drawings and pictorals of proposal are prepared
Drawings are further developed with a view to submitting to the relevant statutory body / bodies for building approval. Some of the drawings included in this deliverable are: Floor Plans, Sections, Elevations, Roof Plan, Site Plan, Electrical / Plumbing drawings etc. During this stage, contact is also made with the other potential consultants involved in the project.
Drawings are further developed / detailed for the contractor / builder. They may also be used by a quantity surveyor (if required) to prepare the bills of quantities / detailed construction costing.
The construction site is visited on a regular basis and site meetings are held to monitor progress and verify adherence to the construction drawings. Payments to the building contractor are also reviewed and authorized.
A Few Select Recent Project Proposals
Publications that have featured TAYLORarchitects
TAYLORarchitects conceptual planning & pictorial proposals as well as contributed text are featured in the UWI Mona Campus Master Plan 2016-2026: Published by The Campus Projects Office (November 2018).
The Michael Manley Memorial Monument was shown on page 347 - Under National Heroes Park - Twin Guinep Publishers Lts (2003)
First Caribbean International Bank
SAGICOR Bank Jamaica
First Global Bank
Clarendon Distillers Limited
Kirk Distributors Limited
Tropical Battery Limited
Royale Computers Limited
University Hospital of the W.I.
HEART Trust/NTA Jamaica
Theological Seminary Jamaica
National Heritage Trust
Jamaica Baptist Union
Nurses Association of Jamaica
University of Technology Jamaica
University of the West Indies – Mona
Portmore Community College
Portmore Missionary Prep School
Mount St. Joseph High School
Infinite Concrete Limited
Telfie Construction Limited
Shelter Plus Limited
National Housing Trust
Upton Real Estate Development Ltd
Housing Development Corporation of Trinidad & Tobago
ExxonMobil- Esso Standard Oil S.A.
Malphrus International (Jamaica)
Christel House International
+1 (876) 978-4917
Unit 30, 88 Barbican Road, Barbican Business Centre. Kingston, Jamaica.