Nestle Jamaica Offices
South Avenue Commercial Building
DunnCox Renovations
Brompton Road Apartments
Nestle Jamaica Offices
Union Gardens Infant School
Aqueduct Gate Apartments
Brompton Road Apartments
NESTLE Jamaica Distribution Centre & Corporate Offices

The Practice

. 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.

Our Team

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

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor, R.A, JIA

Managing Partner
Mark is a registered Architect of Jamaica ( R.A.), and member of the Jamaican Institute of Architects ( JIA). He holds a Masters in Architecture Degree from the Caribbean School of Architecture and has previously served a part-time studio tutor at the Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, Jamaica as well as on the Executive Body of the Jamaican Institute of Architects.




Danell Crossdale

Junior Associate
Danell holds a BA in Architectural Studies from the Caribbean School of Architecture.

Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor R.A, JIA, SIA

Managing Partner
Susan is a Registered Architect of Jamaica ( R.A.), a member of the Jamaican Institute of Architects ( JIA) and of the Association of Swiss Architects and Engineers. She holds a Masters in Architecture Degree from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and has previously served as part-time studio tutor at the Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, Jamaica as well as on the Executive Body of the Jamaican Institute of Architects.



Jadayne Smith

Junior Associate
Jadayne holds a BA in Architectural Studies from the Caribbean School of Architecture.


Danielle Lazarus, R.A, JIA

Senior Architect
Danielle is a Registered Architect of Jamaica ( R.A.), and member of the Jamaican Institute of Architects ( JIA), She holds a Masters in Architecture Degree from the Caribbean School of Architecture and presently serves a part-time studio tutor at the Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, Jamaica and previously served on the Executive body of the Jamaican Institute of Architects.




Nico Francis

Junior Associate
Nico holds a BA in Architectural Studies from the Caribbean School of Architecture.


Stefan Jackson

Junior Associate
Stefan holds a BA in Architectural Studies from the Caribbean School of Architecture.

Our Services

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.

Schematic Drawings

A basic outline of the project along with drawings and pictorals of proposal are prepared
Design Development

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.
Construction Drawings

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.
Site / Contract Administration

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.

Our Portfolio

A Few Select Recent Project Proposals

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UWI Mona Students Centre

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CHRISTEL House School, Jamaica

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Carimed Group Distribution Centre

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Melmac Avenue Renovation

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UWI Mona Campus Centre

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Nestle Jamaica

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Washington Drive, Apartments

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Baptist Church, Hellshire

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UWI Mona Parking Facility

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Hope Bay Cabins, Portland

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Cargill Avenue Office Building

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Tropical Battery Distribution Centre and Admin. office

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Air Canada Offices (NMIA)

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Townhouse. Reading, Montego Bay

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Apartment. Reading, Montego Bay

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West Indies Special Collection Interior

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DRT Communications Interior

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Sagicor Bank. Sub Branch

Features

Publications that have featured TAYLORarchitects



TAYLOR Architect's Evelyn Mitchell infant School is the featured project in the 2016 Archipendium Calendar for November 30th. Published by Archimap publishers.


TAYLOR Architect’s Aqueduct Gates Apartment Complex is featured in: CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN ARCHITECTURE by Brian Lewis & Published by LUMIS Photography & ACLA Works. (2015 publication)


The Michael Manley Memorial Monument was shown on page 347 - Under National Heroes Park - Twin Guinep Publishers Lts (2003)


TAYLOR Architect’s Master Plan Conceptual Proposals are illustrated on pages 66-68: The UWI Mona CAMPUS Annual Report 2016-2017 published by the Office of the Principal. (2018 publication)

Awards

A few awards won by TAYLORarchitects

1st Prize - Michael Manley Memorial Monument Design Competition– Jamaica National Heritage Trust. (August 1998)

Award of Merit in the Public & Institutional Category- Jamaican Institute of Architects Awards of Excellence for the Michael Manley Memorial Monument, National Heroes Park, Kingston, Jamaica (October 2008)

1st Prize - Cultural Centre Architectural Design Competition - University of Technology, Jamaica  (April 2004) - UTECH Centre for the Arts.

3rd Prize – Architectural Design Challenge for Affordable Housing : National Housing Trust, Jamaica. (March 2013)

Award of Merit in the Public and institutional Category, May 2014. Jamaican Institute of Architects Awards of Excellence for the Evelyn Mitchell Infant School , Top Hill, Clarendon Jamaica.

Govenor General’s Award In Architecture 2014 - Jamaican Institute of Architects Awards of Excellence for the Evelyn Mitchell Infant School, Top Hill, Clarendon Jamaica.

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Jamaican Institute of Architects Unbuilt Awards 2016 – Award in the Urbanism Category for an Entry in the Competition for a Permanent Memorial for the Victims of Slavery & the Transatlantic Slave Trade to be located at the United Nations Headquarter, New York City.

 

Client List

Commerical / Industrial

First Caribbean International Bank
SAGICOR Bank Jamaica
First Global Bank
Clarendon Distillers Limited
JAMALCO
Kirk Distributors Limited
Cari-Med Limited
DRT Communications
Tropical Battery Limited
Royale Computers Limited
DunnCox
Institutional

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
Residential

KENCASA
WIHCON
Infinite Concrete Limited
Telfie Construction Limited
Shelter Plus Limited
National Housing Trust
Upton Real Estate Development Ltd
International

Housing Development Corporation of Trinidad & Tobago
ExxonMobil- Esso Standard Oil S.A.
Malphrus International (Jamaica)
Christel House International
NESTLE
Air Canada

Contact Us

+1 (876) 978-4917

tarchjam@flowja.com

Unit 30, 88 Barbican Road, Barbican Business Centre. Kingston, Jamaica.

www.taylorarchitectsja.com