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Baobab Tower

Standing strong, standing together

  • $22M

    USD Project Value

  • 118K

    SF Office Building

  • Bridgetown, Barbados

    Bridgetown, Barbados

Setting a new national standard for office building design in Barbados

If a baobab tree stands tall and strong, it’s because it does not stand alone. The tree’s multiple trunks lend it strength, as well as a striking profile. In 2008, the Government of Barbados desired to raise the bar for office buildings on the island. It wanted a building like a baobab—one that stood out and stood together. To realize this ambitious vision with creativity and discipline, it brought on our Company as part of an experienced design team.

Collaborating with partners in construction, public consultation, and interior design, our team of structural specialists provided structural designs that would offer 120,000 square feet of Class A office space to the businesses of Bridgetown. The inherent nature of the site’s limestone bedrock made designing one of the islands’ few tall buildings a challenge. But our Barbadian engineering team—veterans of foundation design in the local bedrock—drew on their experience to test design principles and plan a building that was up to the test.

It was a series of unusual steps that wound up with some very familiar outcomes: a striking new building and another client satisfied by our buildings expertise in Barbados. And keeping with our longstanding promise of quality assurance, our structural engineers in Calgary, Alberta provided design input and peer reviews to ensure an optimal outcome.

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  • Government of Barbados
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Andrew Hutchinson, Senior Principal, Buildings Engineering

Always practice the art of “making things happen” – those who wait for things to come their way only get the things left by those who hustle.
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Andrew Hutchinson

Senior Principal, Buildings Engineering

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