Press > OBMI Listed a Top Coastal Architect

OBMI Listed a Top Coastal Architect

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OBMI is pleased to announce that Ocean Home magazine has once again named OBMI as one of their coveted Top 50 Coastal Architects. The Ocean Home Top 50 is a selection of leading coastal architects spanning the United States and the Caribbean chosen by the magazine’s editors whose work celebrates the art, science, and spectacle of architecture.

True to the selection’s criteria, OBMI is widely recognized for designing outstanding classic and contemporary residences in some of the world’s most spectacular oceanfront locations including the Caribbean, Middle East, and Europe.

As leaders in coastal architecture, OBMI’s success is demonstrated through our long history of creating exceptional, beautiful spaces for our clients to live out their dreams, including notable residences such as Villa Katsura, Casa del Cielo, Poseidon’s Perch Villa, Longtail House, and Bayhouse Villa.

Drawing on decades of experience, we understand how to optimize the benefits of tropical environments and approach each project with responsive design strategies, the latest innovations, and technical expertise to deliver design solutions that are authentic to their location, environmentally responsible, and financially successful.

Our experienced team of passionate design professionals recognizes that every project is unique and appreciate the importance of listening to our client’s dreams in order to transform those dreams into a built reality.

With architecture studios around the world and local experts on the ground, we take immense satisfaction in designing these three-dimensional objects that become part of the fabric of people’s lives - it's our passion, and we have been proudly doing this over 80 years.

The award Top 50 Coastal architect winners will be featured in the October / November issue of Ocean Magazine as well as on social media and marketing collateral.

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Press > OBMI Part of Team Awarded Bermuda Airport Design

OBMI Part of Team Awarded Bermuda Airport Design

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Representatives of the Bermuda Government, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), Aecon, and Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited joined together to officially break ground on the new 277,300 sq. ft. airport terminal and announced OBM International as one of the four local firms awarded Bermuda airport design contracts.

In the redevelopment project for Bermuda's L. F. Wade International Airport, OBMI will be responsible for both the architecture and landscape architecture, working with Aecon to review and provide input on the design development of the new passenger terminal. As the principal liaison in Bermuda between the design and construction teams, OBMI will ensure all conditions of the planning permissions are adhered to.

“Local expertise is invaluable in every project and we’re delighted to be working with these Bermudian firms,” said Frank Ross, Aecon’s executive director of infrastructure.

“Having worked with them during the design phase, we know the local talent that they can bring to the table. We’re happy to have them as partners as we begin the construction phase of the project.”

The construction phase of the project is expected to last until the first quarter of 2020.

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Press > OBMI Signs on for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills

OBMI Signs on for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills

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OBMI Selected as Lead Architect for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills

OBMI was selected as lead architect for the Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills, in Egypt. The firm revealed the final design concept of the 160-room luxury hotel, which features uninterrupted views of the Giza pyramids.

OBMI draws design inspiration from the country’s rich heritage and cultural influences. "Egypt offers a perfect canvas for us to create a timeless yet contemporary resort that greatly incorporates regional materials and historic traditions," says OBMI CEO Doug Kulig. "Our holistic approach reflects the principles of sustainability as well as our dedication and attention to the sensitivity of local customs."

OBMI’s design also calls for luxurious rooms and suites of the Egyptian skyline, spa, golf clubhouse, lobby lounge, all-day dining room, poolside grill, two specialty restaurants, grand ballroom, two swimming pools, health club, and shisha terrace.

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Press > OBMI Selected as Lead Architect for Ritz-Carlton Cairo Hotel

OBMI Selected as Lead Architect for Ritz-Carlton Cairo Hotel

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OBMI Appointed as Lead Architects for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills in Egypt

OBMI, the leading international architectural design and consulting firm specializing in master planning and hotel and resort design, will be the lead architects for The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills, in Egypt. As the principal designers, the luxury architecture firm revealed the final design concept of the 160-room luxury hotel, featuring magnificent uninterrupted views of the great pyramids of Giza.

Keeping true to OBMI's signature approach to sustainable design, the architects drew inspiration from Egypt's rich heritage and cultural influences, to create a modern resort capturing the region's mystical aura and unique architecture.

Regarding the firm's design program, OBMI's CEO Doug Kulig, expressed, "It is our privilege to lead such a remarkable project in one of the world's most iconic destinations. Egypt offers a perfect canvas for us to create a timeless yet contemporary resort that greatly incorporates regional materials and historic traditions. Our holistic approach reflects the principles of sustainability as well as our dedication and attention to the sensitivity of local customs."

According to Kulig, OBMI’s vision will be felt throughout various architectural elements such as the hotel’s metal columns, designed to resemble the structural elegance of the papyrus plant, and the introduction of various water systems, inspired by ancient irrigation canals settled along the Nile Basin.

Set to open in 2012, the hotel will also include a state-of-the-art 840-square-meter grand ballroom, a junior ballroom, boardroom for conferences and receptions, two swimming pools, health club, shisha terrace, spa, and Golf Club House.

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Press > OBMI Selected for Top-End Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in the Canaries

OBMI Selected for Top-End Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in the Canaries

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Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa by OBMI in Gran Canaria

OBMI was selected to design the luxurious Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Powered by OBMI’s extensive experience in architectural design and planning of resort destinations and communities, the team of architects will oversee every detail of the project’s design process, from conceptual design to the working drawings. As a 5-star, 160-room world-class hotel, Pasito Blanco will feature a full-service spa, several bars and restaurants, three pools, and a rooftop lounge.

The primary design goal for Pasito Blanco is to create a stately and majestic visual impact by allowing the structure to cascade down a hillside and gradually descend to the coastline’s rocky cliffs. Incorporating multiple levels, detached villas, sweeping docks, pools and patios, OBMI will integrate the natural contours of the land, to establish a dynamic flow throughout the entire resort.

“We are honored to have been awarded the Pasito Blanco Resort & Spa. There is a true sense of discovery in this magnificent project as we create a design that responds to the island’s early settlements and old town style,” said Doug Kulig, CEO of OBMI. “We are also thrilled to be working with Theo and Gregor Gerlach of Seaside Hotels, as they are a remarkable development team, who have made a significant impact on the resort industry in the Canary Islands.”

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Press > OBMI Signs on for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills in Egypt

OBMI Signs on for Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills in Egypt

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OBMI has been selected as lead architect for the Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills, in Egypt, set to open in 2012. The firm has revealed the final design concept of the 160-room luxury hotel, which features uninterrupted views of the Giza pyramids. OBMI’s design draws inspiration from the country’s heritage and cultural influences. "Egypt offers a perfect canvas for us to create a timeless yet contemporary resort that greatly incorporates regional materials and historic traditions," says OBMI CEO Doug Kulig. "Our holistic approach reflects the principles of sustainability as well as our dedication and attention to the sensitivity of local customs.”

Distinct architectural elements will include metal columns designed to resemble the structural elegance of the papyrus plant, as well as the use of various water systems inspired by ancient irrigation canals settled along the Nile Basin. Reinterpreting the aesthetic of the Egyptian architecture, the firm has included different courtyards and semi-enclosed outdoor spaces positioned in sequence.

OBMI’s design also calls for luxurious rooms and suites with views of the Egyptian skyline, spa, golf clubhouse, lobby lounge, all-day dining room, poolside grill, two specialty restaurants, grand ballroom, two swimming pools, health club, and shisha (hookah) terrace.

Keeping true to OBMI's signature approach to sustainable design, the architects drew inspiration from Egypt's rich heritage and cultural influences, to create a modern resort capturing the region's mystical aura and unique architecture.