RA Shaw Designs founder, Ron Shaw, began his firm in the Turks and Caicos Islands and has built a portfolio of impressive homes and boutique-style resorts from 3000 to 30,000 square feet. “I am passionate about single family residential design and consider myself blessed to have been able to establish a successful architecture practice here in the Turks & Caicos Islands,” he says. “I have focused on the design and construction of some incredible residences. It’s been an honor to develop relationships with our clients, to uncover their hopes and desires for a Caribbean home and to then build their dreams. That is what continues to drive my creativity and enthusiasm.”
It should come as no surprise that someone like Shaw would create his own home and business on the island of Providenciales, the Turks and Caicos’ most developed island. This island chain boasts a stream of perfect sunny days, a year-round average temperature of 28 degrees complemented by cooling trade winds and beaches that have been voted, time and again, the best in the world. The lifestyle in the Turks and Caicos offers simplistic island charm balanced by the ability to partake in shopping, fine dining and nightlife that rival those of major urban destinations. A friendly English-speaking population, modern healthcare and the absence of income, property and estate taxes are added incentives to make the Turks & Caicos your home, or home away from home.
Although the Turks & Caicos Islands have captured Shaw’s heart, the company has branched out and discovered the charms of many other locations in order to serve their diverse range of clients. With experience working in Bahamas, British Virgin Islands and the Western Coast of tropical Africa, RA Shaw Designs is accomplished in navigating the logistics of building high-end homes under unique circumstances.
When creating homes in devastatingly gorgeous locations, the temptation to compete with the natural landscape might trap lesser designers. RA Shaw Designs and its full-service construction and project management arm, Design Build Associates, creates luxurious and intricately beautiful homes that work in perfect harmony with the stunning views of the area.
Famous for his ability to blend interior and exterior spaces in a way that leaves one in awe of both, it’s truly a pleasure to continue to uncover the many stunning surprises that are inherent to a Ron Shaw design.
“Our average home is in the 3,000 to 6,000-square-foot range. Our largest is the Emerald Cay project at 30,000 square feet. I discovered that maintaining a reasonable level of quality construction is very difficult on a small island, so I created Design Build Associates Ltd. We have a staff of 8 in the design office, but many of our detailers serve as site managers overseeing the construction. Aside from the benefits of continuity, this instills tremendous pride and dedication from the staff.”
Contact: Project House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I. Telephone: 1-649-941-4394 Fax: 1-649-941-4395 Mobile: 1-649-232-3456 US: 1-786-866-9479 Email: [email protected]