R.A. Shaw Architects

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Timeless Luxury and Bespoke Quality

R.A. Shaw Designs Ltd. is the only single-source architecture and general contracting firm in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our comprehensive range of services are backed by a team of professionals who remain focused and engaged throughout the entire design and build process – resulting in homes with unparalleled accuracy and quality – and balanced with the highest level of architectural influence and functionality that you will come to expect.

Our architects have a wealth of experience working in the Caribbean. Planning and development in the islands requires special considerations and features to ensure longevity and function. Hurricane resistance, energy and thermal efficiency, and long life in a hostile marine environment are critical to peace of mind and long-term investment.

We’ll design and create buildings that are engineered to withstand the test of time, yet offer an ambiance and luxury lifestyle that perfectly complements the incredible environment of the Turks and Caicos.

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An Unparalleled Caribbean Lifestyle

Turks and Caicos offers miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. World class spas and restaurants await, as do our famous stretches of uncrowded beaches and vibrant coral reefs. On land or below the water, the islands have so much to offer. Activities include scuba diving, sailing, kiteboarding, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkelling. The weather boasts ample sunny days and mild weather.

The Turks and Caicos is one top destinations in the Caribbean, yet there’s still an impressive collection of real estate available, including inspiring beachfront and ocean view locations, across our many islands and cays.

Our archipelago is experiencing an extremely strong market for short-term luxury vacation rentals by guests seeking a more private stay than that at a hotel or resort. Modern yet elegant coastal villas tend to be the favourite choice in the tourism market – an architecture style that R.A. Shaw Designs specializes in.

Living in the Turks and Caicos

Caribbean Architecture and Building Done Right

View our collection of award-winning custom villas built by R.A Shaw Designs Ltd. Created with the outdoors in mind, we strive to create a home that reflects the owner’s vision. Embracing the ocean and weather is what we’re about.

Material selection is another area of our expertise. The right choices will offer elegance that will last a lifetime. There are many technical and aesthetic considerations to be made, and it’s crucial that the right choices are made. When selecting roofing materials, doors, windows, glass, flooring, and fixtures, hurricane and corrosion resistance is key.

The final touch is interior design and landscaping, and R.A Shaw Designs Ltd. can oversee and assist in selection, importation, and installation. The Turks and Caicos is a challenging environment for many types of palms and trees, so making the right selection on locations and species is essential.

Visit our offices at the Regent Village in Grace Bay or contact us for a consultation on your project concept.

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Real Estate in Turks and Caicos

Before committing to a property, it’s best to consider the many spectacular islands and cays that the Turks and Caicos is home to.

The world famous Grace Bay Beach on Providenciales is of course the favoured location for a luxury residence, hotel, or resort. The tranquil Leeward region on Providenciales, which also boasts of a truly incredible beach, is another popular site for exquisite villas and homes. Turtle Cove, home to the island’s first hotel, is another popular location.

North Caicos and Middle Caicos are the largest islands in the country, yet only support a very small population, resulting in a quiet and laid-back ambiance. South Caicos, once the mainstay of the old sea salt industry in the Turks and Caicos, now has a growing luxury residential and tourism market. Grand Turk, home to the capital city of Cockburn Town, offers an old British Colonial oceanfront town and Bermudian style architecture.

Pine Cay, Parrot Cay, and Ambergris Cay are private islands, and feature an array of low density luxury vacation retreats.

Building Costs in Turks and Caicos

Building in the Turks and Caicos is expensive, yet R.A. Shaw Designs, through years of experience and working in the islands and countless completed projects, have the knowledge and ability to provide accurate building estimates, and ensure that construction is down right and engineering standards are met.

To prevent unexpected repair and refurbishment costs down the road, it’s important that work is done right at first. In the Turks and Caicos, all too often costly repairs bills are incurred by new home owners to address myriad of possible issues, from poorly installed roofs, to design errors with the pool.

Build it right at the start, and you’ll save down the road.