Green Matters

The Green Matters design studio works in tandem with the additional four Centres of Excellence, providing sustainability throughout all facets of the OBMI experience.

OBMI has a full commitment to responsible environmental stewardship. We have had the privilege to build in some of the most beautiful, sensitive and vulnerable locations, and we understand the level of care that this necessitates. All natural, cultural and economic aspects of a place demand consideration and respect, for us to properly understand long-term impacts, and to promote truly sustainable growth. Green Matters integrates sustainable solutions to ensure the best possible long-term outcome.

We have sustainability at our core; over 70 years ago, our founder Wil Onions developed a design and construction approach based on the adoption of local skills and resources. This is still the backbone of our commitment. OBMI´s leadership is expressed in our role in setting up The Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism (CAST) and our active involvement in the Caribbean and South Florida Chapters of the US Green Building Council, to promote green practices in the construction and hospitality sectors. Offering services in sustainable operations and design, and sustainable tourism planning for destination management, OBMI explores innovative solutions for a socially responsible and successful future.

We believe it is important to give back through educational experiences and community service. To view our commitment to corporate social responsibility, click here.


Master Planning
National / Regional Tourism Plans
Hospitality Design
Community & Civic Architecture
Corporate Interiors
Residential Design
Hospitality Interiors
Corporate Operations
Hospitality Operations
Landscape Design
Sustainable Operations Management
Existing Operations Evaluation
New Operations Development & Company Culture
Corporate Social Responsibility
Sustainable Design Services
Sustainable Design Guidelines
Sustainable Resource Management
Sustainable Destination Management
Destination Environmental & Infrastructure Diagnostics
Destination Sustainability Strategy & Framework Development
Destination Implementation & Development Planning
Sustainable Tourism Planning
Sustainable Landscape Design
Certification Achievement
LEED Certification
Green Globe Certification
Florida Green Lodging Program
Applicable Local / Regional Certification