Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live the island life? In this series, “Create Your Space,” we share a glimpse of the people, places, and life that make Christophe Harbour and St. Kitts home. We’ll also share some expert insight into how to create a space that you can call your own, whether you’re visiting, shopping for a Caribbean vacation home, or settling into a new beachfront home permanently. Today’s wisdom comes from John MacDonald, Principal of architectural design firm Morehouse, MacDonald & Associates, and Russell Fortenberry, Residential Construction Manager of Bennett Hofford Caribbean Construction Company, on the importance of a strong design-build team and what it takes to create a successful space.
From design to build, there are many different methods for creating the right “space.” What’s your approach?
John: A team approach from the very beginning, one where you’re all putting your expertise out on the table at the same time. Don’t fragment the professional services needed to provide a successful project. By doing so, you create a situation of one step forward, two steps back.