About Us

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We are Barbados based Architects and we offer our clients a complete package ranging from preliminary designs and Town & Country Planning applications to working drawings and project management.

This allows us the possibility of offering our clients a turn key arrangement with the least amount of hassle.

Our work is best characterized by a fusion of the principals of the eastern philosophy of Feng Shui and the unique architectural sensibilities of the Caribbean region. Our affinity for the forms and disciplines of eastern traditions are acutely expressed in the attention to detail and steadfast execution of each project undertaken.

Our Team

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Peter Sandiford, M.Arch, B.E.D.S., BIA, ARB

Director: Habitats Architectural Designs Inc.

Peter Sandiford was born in Barbados and was educated at the Christ Church Foundation School and the Barbados Community College where he received his Associate Degree in Science. He continued his studies at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he received his Diploma in Engineering. He further went on to the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now known as Dalhousie University) where he gained his Bachelor of Environmental Designs Studies degree and his Master of Architecture degree. He joined the practice of architect Ian Morrison in 1997 prior to forming his own architectural practice, Habitats Architectural Designs, which was incorporated in the year 2000.

Mr. Sandiford is a registered Architect in Barbados and a full member of the Barbados Institute of Architects (BIA) who has worked on numerous projects on the island and in the region including high-end residential homes, luxury villas, commercial buildings and hotels. His personal approach to design blends the principals of the eastern philosophy of Feng Shui, the architectural vernacular of the Caribbean and a high level of attention to detail.

In 2012 Mr. Sandiford won the Barbados National Trust award for the “Historical Restoration to a pre WWII Residence”. This is where his affection for historic restoration was conceived. As a result of this new drive for heritage preservation, Mr. Sandiford gladly took on another mid 19th Century restoration project, this time along the famous Hastings Main Road, which was completed in 2014. This building won the 5 Star Award at the International Property Awards, in 2015, for best “Commercial Renovation/Redevelopment” in the Americas.

When asked about the key to his success after 15 years Mr. Sandiford responds by saying “I hope to be able to continue providing my clients a professional service with a personal touch which results in project that is of a high quality.”