Bermudian trio form new architectural firm
Three Bermudians have partnered to form a new architecture and interior design firm.
Broadview Architecture and Interior Design is a full-service multidisciplinary design company that offers planning, architecture and interior design services to residential and commercial customers.
Broadview is led by Colin Brown, a registered chartered architect with the Royal Institute of British Architects who is registered to practise in Bermuda and Britain; Melissa Woods, senior interior designer, and Anthony DeShields, chartered architectural technologist. They are all former directors at OBM Ltd.
The firm said its vision is “to leverage their complementary skill sets and provide a professional full-service architectural and interior design offering for clients in Bermuda”.
Mr Brown said: “For some time, we have seen a trend in Bermuda that has marginalised professionals in our industry in a bid to save costs by engaging underqualified competition. It is our intention to change the public discourse by promoting professional architecture and interiors services that are attainable.
“The global pandemic has fundamentally changed the way of working, and our business model is to bring highly skilled professionals together and maintain low overheads, which therefore allow us to be sensitively priced for today's clientele. We believe this strategy will aid in attracting a wider audience.”
Ms Woods said: “Collaboration is a key component to our practice, as we join with our clients and industry partners to effectively bring the design intent to life. We've worked together for many years — and so our team has an established working relationship driven by collaboration and exceeding customer expectations.”
The team's experience includes working across a wide variety of residential, commercial, hospitality and infrastructure projects, and “having a thorough understanding of Bermuda's regulatory requirements”.
Mr DeShields said: “By entering the market in these difficult times, the objective of our team is to remain flexible and adaptive in the wake of unforeseen circumstances. The landscape has changed and by taking a broad view of the profession, we believe this is an exciting time to enter this sector with a new purpose-built model.”
• Broadview has a website at https://www.broadview.bm/