New local gong created for architects and designers

| 21/09/2010

(CNS):  Hoping to encourage innovation and sustainability in the Cayman Islands construction industry, the Cayman Society of Architects, Surveyors & Engineers (CASE) and the Cayman Contractors Association (CCA) have teamed up with the governor to create an award for architects and designers. Duncan Taylor, launched the new national gong –  Governor’s Award for Design and Construction Excellence in the Cayman Islands – at a reception on Friday.  Taylor encouraged members of the industry to submit their work for consideration and get the awards off the ground.

“I am delighted and proud to be the Patron of this Award,” he said. “On my arrival here in the Cayman Islands I was immediately struck, not only by the incredible beauty of our natural assets; but also by the obvious quality of the built assets. CASE and the CAA are to be commended for taking the initiative to launch this national award, and I encourage members of the industry to enter their project; to support the Award’s ideals, growth and success and to demonstrate their commitment to excellence in design and construction in the Cayman Islands.” 
Any member of a project team, including the developer may submit a project for consideration. Submission deadline is 5 November, 2010 and entries will then be short listed and judged by the governor and a panel of judges on the following criteria; Design Excellence, Creativity and Innovation, Sustainability and the Environment, Value, Buildability and Cultural Response.
The winner of this prestigious award will be announced at a ceremony at Government House on 2 December, 2010.
Garth Arch, Chairman of CASE said the award presented an opportunity to raise the profile of the construction industry and recognition of the hard work. “It is our hope that this award will not only acknowledge the many projects of high quality and creative design in Cayman but will also be a catalyst of inspiration for our industry to embrace,” he added.
Chairman of the CCA,  Rayal Bodden explained that the award is open to all projects small or large. Projects only need to demonstrate why it is special in any one or more areas of environmental friendliness, Caymanian style, uniqueness, or any other aspect that the team feels is important. For example, a smallrenovation that embraces Caymanian design, is LEED certified and has a unique automation system, could win the award over a multi-story building that lacks real Cayman design elements and environmental friendliness.
“There are so many outstanding projects built here in Cayman and we encourage you to showcase them by nominating them for this prestigious award,” Bodden said.
Individuals and teams interested in finding out more about the Governor’s Awards and entering should visit The website further outlines the criteria and entry requirements as well as provides an editable PDF version of the nomination form for download.
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  1. An Ony Mous says:

    Lots of outstanding projects in the Cayman Islands should be nominated for this award – but why does the article include a picture of a building from Abu Dhabi?