DIRK K. B. SAUNDERS
PAB License #87
TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY, BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE; TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE MANAGEMENT); UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (SUBURB AND TOWN DESIGN)
After completing his studies in Architecture, Construction Science Management, and Urban Planning, Dirk Saunders has worked in the field for more than 20 years with a variety of firms both locally and internationally.
It was at Jackson Burnside Ltd. where he spent the majority of his career as a practicing architect under the supervision of the late Jackson L. Burnside III. Having worked closely with Mr. Burnside for 14 years, that experience has taught him the importance of examining his own architectural heritage for its "common sense", and of understanding the appropriateness of material, climatic conditions, and cultural influences for design solutions that are harmonious with their surroundings.
Dirk served as the Principal Architect at Jackson Burnside Ltd. for 4 years after the untimely death of Mr. Burnside. Over the years with the firm, he has worked on and completed a number of projects that include the Marina Village at Atlantis, Ocean Club Condominiums, College of The Bahamas Northern Campus, Cancer Caring Center Phases 1 & 2, Bridge Authority Office & Toll Plaza Building, Pompey Square & Seaman's Chapel Re-developement, and Superwash Ltd. chain of stores.
At Architectural Design Ideas Ltd., Dirk continues to utilize his background training and experience to build on the rich heritage of island environments, the cultural diversity of the people, and the unlimited creative potential of The Bahamas & the Caribbean.
Under his direction, the firm's mission is to become the design leaders in the region through the delivery of the highest standards of service and product excellence, establishing a quality of life and design style that is recognizable and appreciated around the world.
DENNIS J. TAYLOR
Senior CAD Technician
PETERSBURG COLLEGE, FLORIDA, DEGREE PROGRAM IN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY
Dennis Taylor has over 30 years of experience as a Technician with some of the leading firms in the United States and the Bahamas.
As a former Job Captain at Jackson Burnside Ltd., where he spent the majority of his career, Dennis played an integral role in the successful documentation and specification of many projects that include the Atlantis Resort Re-development Phases 1 - 3, Festival Place Welcome Centre at the Prince George Dock, Pompey Square & Seaman's Chapel Re-development, and Superwash Ltd. chain of stores.
With the background interest in electronics and training in drafting, Dennis has excelled in the area of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and this knowledge combined with his technical experience makes him an invaluable member of the Architectural Design Ideas Ltd. team, particularly in the production of Construction Documents and Specifications.