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Architecture of Imagination

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Antigua Business Focus featured OBMI Antigua Managing Director Carina Harney-Rogerson in their 2016 summer publication. The article entitled ‘The Architecture of Imagination’ is an in-depth look at Carina’s architectural styling and inspiration. She discusses her mission, to build future history together with her colleagues and define the region’s architectural and tourism landscape for the coming generations.

Carina shared, “Inspiration is all around me. My most trusted go-to source of inspiration is the experience of living history. I am motivated by the breathtaking views of Shirley Heights, my beautiful manicured gardens, and by objects I discover in nature.”

Being an Antiguan native, Antigua Business Focus’s feature comes with Carina’s recent appointment as Managing Director of the OBMI Antigua office by former Regional Director, Brian D’Ornellas. Leading her staff of architects, architectural technologists, and support staff, Carina focuses on bringing client dreams into reality. Carina’s team has recently worked on a variety of private residences, resorts, and commercial properties in the Caribbean.

 

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Press > A New Generation of Antigua Management Leads OBMI Antigua Operations

A New Generation of Antigua Management Leads OBMI Antigua Operations

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Antigua Business Focus features the appointment of Carina Harney-Rogerson to Managing Director of OBM International in Antigua. Supported by Mitch Stuart as Senior Designer and Narisa Francis, Office Manager, Carina will lead operations in the 12-person architectural design office.

Commenting on the announcement, Tim Peck, OBMI’s Chairman said, “Brian D’Ornellas has been the key factor in OBMI’s incredible journey in Antigua and Barbuda over the last 28 years and we’re thrilled for him to be starting this new chapter in continuing to champion development in the region. We are equally delighted that Carina Harney-Rogerson, another born and raised Antiguan, will be leading the company into the next generation of design and client service”.

Carina studied Architecture at University of Miami and joined OBMI Antigua in 1996. While at OBMI, Carina has worked on many signature projects including Carlisle Bay, Pearns Point Residences, ADOMS Building, ABI Financial Centre, and numerous wonderful Caribbean residences.

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Press > Andres Osorio Shares Insights at CHRIS Conference

Andres Osorio Shares Insights at CHRIS Conference

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OBMI Lead Hospitality Designer Discusses Breathing New Life into Hospitality Assets at CHRIS


Andrés Osorio, OBMI designer and leader in Hospitality Design, joined a leading group of hospitality design and development experts at the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami. Osorio spoke to the audience about the best approach for hotel brands to successfully reposition themselves. The panel discussion focused heavily on creating value and breathing new life into resort assets in tropical and island nation locations throughout the region, as well as emerging international design trends.

Osorio shared insights garnered from OBM International’s work throughout the Caribbean including recent work in the renovation of Rosewood Little Dix Bay. Connecting with the local community for specialty programming and creating a plan to preserve the environment were just two of his recommendations.

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Press > VIPY Sits Down with OBMI Architect, Marvin Flax

VIPY Sits Down with OBMI Architect, Marvin Flax

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Virgin Island Property and Yacht (VIPY) recently featured OBMI Managing Director Marvin Flax in their November issue. The article entitled ‘OBMI: Celebrating 80 Years in the Caribbean’, takes an in-depth look into Marvin’s inspirations and aspirations and OBMI’s role as a leading architectural firm.

Marvin shares, “I want the quality of my work to be synonymous with the stellar reputation OBMI has built. To make this happen, I want to contribute to a continued steady growth that further cements our long-standing 50 years in the BVI. I envision another 50 years of iconic and sustainable projects, which positively contribute to the BVI community.”

Through the article, Marvin walks us through his journey from the BVI, to the States, and back to the BVI, his path always intertwined with that of OBMI, which he eventually ends up leading in his native land.

This article references OBMI as a leading architecture firm, spearheading the local and global ‘structural design’ conversation.

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Press > Antigua Business Focus Features Carina Harney, OBMI Managing Director

Antigua Business Focus Features Carina Harney, OBMI Managing Director

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Antigua Business Focus recently featured OBMI Managing Director Carina Harney-Rogerson in their May through June 2016 issue. The article titled 'The Architecture of Imagination' takes an in-depth look at Carina's architectural styling and inspiration.

Carina shares, "Inspiration is all around me. My most trusted go-to source of inspiration is the experience of living history. I am motivated by the breathtaking views of Shirley Heights, my beautiful manicured gardens, and by objects I discover in nature."

Through the article, Carina walks us through the OBMI design philosophy and her learning in the company, setting the tone for the present and the future of Antiguan architecture and development. It also describes OBMI’s local team in Antigua, their expertise and office life on the beautiful island.

The article makes reference to OBMI's long tenure in the industry spanning 80 years, beginning in Bermuda. Since its founding in 1936, OBMI has grown into a globally recognized architectural firm serving Caribbean clients large and small while also designing destinations around the globe for luxury travelers.

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Press > OBM International COO Mike Wilson to Discuss Sustainable Tourism at Caribbean & Latam Conference

OBM International COO Mike Wilson to Discuss Sustainable Tourism at Caribbean & Latam Conference

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OBM International COO Mike Wilson joined a leading group of Hospitality and Lifestyle experts at the 2017 Bisnow Caribbean & LATAM Forum in Miami. Wilson spoke to the audience about what it takes to have a successful sustainable tourism product in tropical and island nation locations throughout the region. Topics addressed during the panel included what makes hospitality and asset investment in the Caribbean and LATAM markets appealing and how to differentiate hospitality products through design and what are the factors driving growth.

Wilson shared insights garnered from OBM International’s work throughout the Caribbean including recent work developing the Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for Antigua and Barbuda. Wilson shared key metrics from the Plan’s success: tourism expenditure increases 102% and over $1.1 billion in new and redevelopment tourism projects have begun since the plan’s adaptation, including the much-anticipated Half Moon Bay, also being designed by OBM International.

Speaking to an audience looking to invest in the region and evidenced by keynote presenter Governor Ricardo Rossello, remarking that Puerto Rico “is open for business,” the inaugural Caribbean & Latam focused event attracted nearly 100 developers, real estate, and construction industry professionals.

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