Local Team Selected as Finalist for Jamaican Houses of Parliament Design Competition - Vote for People's Choice!

AIAPV member, Antonella Cortez, with Rockville firm DCI Architects is part of the international, multi-discipline GSA ASSOCIATES GROUP design team who have been selected to participate in the final round of competition for the Jamaican Houses of Parliament Design Competition. Their submission titled "The National Veranda" is a concept that reflects the rich, diverse and strong heritage of the Jamaican people, while conveying a modern, iconic government building that invites civic engagement and presents a gateway entrance to the City of Kingston.


Members of “The National Veranda HOP5” design team before presenting for the Stage II competition jury. From Front Left include - Adam Bridge, Antonella Cortez (AIA PV), Cheryl Hamilton, Guenet Sissaye Anderson, Alaina Gentles, Emerson Hamilton, Enrique Astiz; from Rear Left - Emmanuel Mdingi, and Leland Edgecombe

The competition is in the public voting stage for “People’s choice” and the team hopes to gain the support of all those near and far. Each person can vote once a day until February 28. Here is the direct link to the voting site (specifically their project entry)

You can also visit their Facebook page at:

Full Press Release

Return to list