Artist, architects & environmentalist judging award

| 05/11/2010

(CNS): The new award for architecture and design created by the Cayman Society of Architects, Surveyors & Engineers (CASE), the Cayman Contractors Association (CCA) and supported by the governor Duncan Taylor, will be judged by an internationally renouned local artist and business experts as well as architects. The judging panel for the 2010 Governor’s Award consists of Garth Arch, Rayal Bodden, Rupert Ackermon, Norman Bodden, Lisa-Ann Hurlston-McKenzie, Jimmy Powell and Bendel Hydes. Organisers said Taylor will act as an advisor in addition to endorsing the Award. The deadline for nominations has been extended from November 5 to ( and the big nigjt is planned for 2 December.

Rupert Ackerman is a well-respected Caymanian Architect who has been involved in the architectural industry in Cayman for many years. Lisa-Ann Hurlston-McKenzie is a young Caymanian environmentalists. Norman Bodden, is a respected retired politician and business man. Jimmy Powell, well known in Cayman Islands cricket circles is also a well respected contractor with a wealth of experience and Bendel Hydes is an internationally respected Cayman artist currently exhibiting in New York. Rayal Bodden as Chairman of the CCA and Garth Arch, as Chairman of CASE complete the line up.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to endorse this award developed by CASE and CCA which serves to promote high standards of design in the Cayman Islands,” said the governor. “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. I am very happy to support this award and encourage people to submit an application.”

The award aims to encourage, foster and maintain innovation, sustainability and excellence in the Cayman Islands construction industry. The application process 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 small renovation 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.

Any person involved in or as a member of a project’s development team may submit a project on behalf of their consultancy. A project developer may also submit a project for consideration. The Governor’s Award programme welcomes entries for any development, major building (commercial and industrial), residential development, building renovation, facility or structure completed in the Cayman Islands before Tuesday 9th November, 2010 which is the deadline for submissions.

The Governor’s Award will be judged on whether and to what extent the design and construction of the nominated project displays these attributes: Design Excellence, Creativity and Innovation, Sustainability and the Environment,Value, Buildability and Cultural Response.

The Judges are looking for material that is clearly presented and concisely informs them of the project and its response to these criteria. Entering your project allows youto be associated with the Award programme’s ideals, growth and success and also demonstrates your commitment to excellence in design and construction in the Cayman Islands. The Award recipient will be announced on Thursday 2nd December, 2010 at an Award Ceremony at the Governor’s House.
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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