Greener homes dominate design awards

| 30/11/2011

lighthousepoint.JPG(CNS):  The majority of the homes making this year’s short list for the Governor’s Award for Design and Construction Excellence make use of green energy, sustainable resources and have a low carbon foot print.  Among the six nominations is a renewable Energy Home by Island Drafting Engineering and Architectural Ltd, an Eco-Friendly Residence by Icon Architecture, Lighthouse Point by Jay Easterbrook (left) and Trevose Residence and Sea Grape House by John Doak. The sixth nomination is Bayshore Mall a commercial property by the Burns Conolly Group. The winners of the architectural prize will be announced this evening (30 November) by the governor at Government House.

Submissions for the award were judged  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.

Craig Nixon, President of CASE and one of the judges, said he was extremely impressed with the diversity and quality of the projects submitted. “The judging process was very thorough and whilst difficult to choose, the panel feels that the six projects chosen best meet the judging criteria,” he said as he urged people to view the short listed submissions,” on the website at www.GovernorsAward.ky.  

The winning project teams will receive a commemorative plaque for their building and will have the distinction of being able to display the Award recipient title and logo on their corporate and marketing materials.

Duncan Taylor said he was honoured to endorse the award which was developed by CASE and CCA to promote high standards of design in the Cayman Islands. “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 governor added.

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

The winning project teams will receive a commemorative plaque for their building and will have the distinction of being able to display the Award recipient title and logo on theircorporate and marketing materials.
 

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