Nominees announced for design and construction award

Six of Cayman’s leading projects have been short listed for the 2011 Governor’s Award for Design and Construction Excellence. 

On Sunday, the Cayman Society of Architects, Surveyors and Engineers and the Cayman Contractors Association, in conjunction with Governor Duncan Taylor, announced the six projects short-listed for the 2011 Governor’s Award for Design and Construction Excellence in the Cayman Islands. The short-listed projects are: 

A renewable Energy Home by Island Drafting Engineering and Architectural Ltd; 

An Eco-Friendly Residence by Icon Architecture; 

Lighthouse Point by Jay Easterbrook; 

Kirk Freeport Bayshore Mall by the Burns Conolly Group; 

Sea Grape House by John Doak Architecture; 

Trevose House by John Doak Architecture. 

The panel of judges appointed by Governor Taylor included Arek Joseph, Carla Reid, Henry Muttoo, Henry Popper; Michael Godfrey, Woody Foster, as well as Rayal Bodden and Mr. Craig Nixon as presidents of CCA and CASE respectively.  

“I am honoured to have had the opportunity to endorse this Award developed by CASE and CCA which serves to promote high standards of design in the Cayman Islands,” Mr. Taylor said. “The panel of judges appointed is an impressively informed and knowledgeable group of industry leaders – each bringing their own unique perspective to the selection process.” 

The panel judged submissions on whether, and to what extent, the design and construction of the nominated project display the attributes of; design excellence, creativity and innovation, sustainability and the environment, value, buildability and cultural response.  

The judges looked for material that was clearly presented and concisely informed them of the project and its response to these criteria. This year the nomination categories are different from last year’s in that they represent commercial as well as residential projects. 

The short-listed projects were presented to Governor Taylor for review on Monday and the governor will announce the winner(s) at a ceremony Wednesday at Government House. The winning project team(s) will receive a commemorative plaque for their building and will have the distinction of being able to display the award title and logo on their corporate and marketing materials. 

Mr. Craig Nixon, president of CASE and one of the judges, said “I am extremely impressed with the diversity and quality of the projects submitted and I urge people to view the short listed submissions on the website at The judging process was very thorough and whilst difficult to choose, the panel feels that the six projects chosen best meet the judging criteria.”  

Sponsors of the Governor’s Award include: Cayman National Bank, AL Thompson, CL Flowers and Sons, Cox Lumber, Cayman First, MC2 Design Group, National Concrete and Real Life magazine. 

CASE is an advocate for and coordinates the professional development of the design and construction industries in the Cayman Islands.  

CCA is a self-regulating body formed to create uniform ethics in the construction industry and to provide an assurance to potential clients that if a CCA member was chosen to construct a project, the outcome would be successful. 

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The Sea Grape House by John Doak Architecture. – Photo: Submitted

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