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The Award Winning Agency

Taylor architects

. elegance . efficiency . economy as ETHIC

Selected Proposals (2022-2024)

Featured Project

23 Lady Musgrave Road Commercial Building Under Construction (April 2024)

. elegance . efficiency . economy as ETHIC

The Practice

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.

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.

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.

Mark Taylor, R.A, JIA

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.

Susan Taylor R.A, JIA

Managing Partner

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 previously served as a part-time studio tutor at the Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, Jamaica and the Executive body of the Jamaican Institute of Architects.

Danielle Lazarus, R.A, JIA

Senior Architect and Team Lead

Maya is a Graduate Architect and associate member of the Jamaican Institute of Architects (JIA).
She holds a BA in Architectural Studies from the Caribbean School of Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Maya St. Juste, AJIA

Architect

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

Danell Crossdale

Junior Associate

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

Nico Francis

Junior Associate

Features

Various publications TAYLORarchitects have been featured in

TAYLORarchitects is featured on pages 28-34  in the August-November 2023 edition of the BUILDERS JAMAICA magazine

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

TAYLORarchitects conceptual planning & pictorial proposals as well as contributed text are featured in the UWI Mona Campus Master Plan 2016-2026: Published by The Campus Projects Office (November 2018).

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)

Awards

A showcase of the awards won by TAYLORarchitects

1st Prize - Michael Manley Monument Design Competition

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

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

Commendation - Houses of Parliament Competition

Commendation - Houses of Parliament Competition for the National Heroes Park. - Organized by the Urban Development Corporation of Jamaica (2018)

Governor General's Award in Architecture 2014

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.

Jamaican Institute of Architects Unbuilt Awards 2016

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.

3rd Prize - Architectural Design challenge for affordable housing

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

Our Client List

First Caribbean International Bank
SAGICOR Bank Jamaica 
First Global Bank 
DRT Communications 
Royale Computers Limited 
DunnCox
CEAC Solutions
Nicholson Phillips Attorneys
D.V. Myers Limited
Express Fitness
Business District Limited
Nestle
Intelcia Jamaica
Silver Cloud Ltd.
Select Brands Jamaica
TransJamaican Highway Ltd.

HDC of Trinidad & Tobago 
ExxonMobil- Esso Standard Oil S.A. 
Malphrus International (Jamaica) 
Christel House International
NESTLE 
Air Canada
Maya Blue Limited

Tropical Battery Limited 
Supreme Chemicals
JAMALCO
Clarendon Distillers Limited 
CAMCORP Industrial
KMT Development, LLC (Georgia, USA)
Hawkeye Electronic Security Ltd.
Intcomex Jamaica
Carimed Ltd

Accordion ContentUniversity Hospital of the W.I.
HEART Trust/NTA Jamaica
Jamaica Theological Seminary 
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
Sisters of Mercy Jamaica
Christel House Jamaica

KENCASA 
WIHCON
Infinite Concrete Limited
Telfie Construction Limited 
Shelter Plus Limited 
National Housing Trust 
Upton Real Estate Development Ltd
PROVEN Reit
Victa Industrial
Johnston Development Group
Barnett Ltd.

Our Services

Schematic Design

Design Development

Construction Documents and Tendering

Contract / Site Administration

Before You Call the Architect

  • What information do I need to give the architect ?
  • What services does the architect provide ?
  • How does the architect charge ?
  • When are payments made to the architect?
  • What other professionals are involved?
  • Should you require a consultation with the architect

Any of the following which is applicable to your project:

 

Brief with Schedule of Accommodation / Certificate of Title / Topographical Survey/ Surveyor’s ID Report / Intended Budget / Any sustainability & energy efficiency goals / Description or special features of the about the property / Preferred aesthetic / Stance on landscaping.

The architectural services are broken down into four stages:

 

Schematic Design

With the involvement of the Client, the architectural brief is further developed, following which preliminary drawings (including 3D pictorials) are prepared representing the general understanding of the programme and followed up with any required modifications.

 

Design Development

Drawings are further developed and contact is made with the other Consultants (Structural Engineer, and Quantity Surveyor  if required) engaged on the project . Drawings can be submitted to the relevant  Municipal Council for Building Approval at this stage.

 

Construction Documents and Tendering:

 Working/Construction drawings for tendering (if required) and later for use by the selected Contractor and /or Sub Contractors are prepared. All other relevant documents required for construction to commence are sought/prepared.

 

Contract/Site Administration:

 Regular visits and site meetings are held to monitor progress of construction and verify adherence to construction documents then reports and minutes prepared. Architect’s Instructions and Variation Orders are issued if necessary and payments to the Contractor/Builder are reviewed and authorized.

For the above-mentioned architectural services, fees are typically set as a designated % of the estimated construction cost, based on the Project type set out in the Jamaican Institute of Architect’s Scale of Fees. The total figure is calculated using the current per square foot construction rates and is broken down and payable on completion of each stage listed below, in the following percentages of the total basic compensation.

 

Mobilization:5%

Schematic Design: 10%

Design Development: 30%

Construction Documents & Tendering: 30%

Contract/Site Administration: 25%

 

It should be noted that out of pocket expenses, i.e. printing & reproduction costs are usually in addition to the above stated fees. Note that there may be variations to the above based on the peculiarity of the project.

Interim percentage payments shall be made on account as follows:

 

i) Upon Mobilization, five percent (5%) of the fixed fee applicable.

ii) On completion of Schematic Design Stage, fifteen percent (15%) of the fixed fee applicable less any previous payments made under i) above.

iii) On completion of Design Development Stage, forty five percent (45%) of the fixed fee applicable less any previous payments made under i &ii) above.

iv) On completion of Construction Document Stage, seventy five percent (75%) of the fixed fee applicable less any previous payments made under i, ii & iii) above.

v) During the Contract Administration Stage, payments shall be made in monthly instalments over the original contract period. The final payment for this stage shall be one hundred percent (100%) of the fee applicable less any monthly payments already received during the Contract Administration Stage and any previous payments made under i, ii, iii & iv) above.

The services of a Land Surveyor, Structural/Civil Engineer , Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing /Sewage Engineer (MEP), Quantity Surveyor (Estimator), Interior Designer and Landscaper may be required  depending on the nature of the project and are remunerated separately by the Client.

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