News & Press releases

‘Benched’ contest winners are sitting pretty

The competition was hosted by the IBA and supported by the Construction Association of Bermuda (CAOB).
First place was awarded to the creators of BOW (Bench on Wheels): Azra Smith and Kevin Simmons, who teamed up with Botelho Wood Architects, J&W Construction and King’s Mechanical & Plumbing. Second place went to Gabriella Botelho, Ayo-Oluwa Salawu, Luke Pimentel, Jacob Pimentel and Noah Botelho, who designed and built the Hurricane bench in partnership with Botelho Wood Architects and Signworx.

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‘Benched’ Design-Build Competition Results

The Institute of Bermuda Architects [IBA] today [July 27] announced the winners of “Benched”, a design-build competition aimed at students in both high school and university. The competition was also supported by co-sponsors, Construction Association of Bermuda [CAOB].
The first place winners are BOW: Bench On Wheels [Azra Smith and Kevin Simmons] who teamed up with Botelho Wood Architects to design their bench and J&W Construction/ King’s Plumbing & Mechanical to build it. They were awarded $800.

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Edgewood aims to make children feel at home

The new premises were created by architects Botelho Wood and builders SJ Construction.
Dr Fulton said: “The Botelho’s guys have done a number of offices around the Island. Turning a house into an office is quite complex and they were very patient with the planning regulations.
“It’s very clean finishes, which adds to the look, but they also managed to keep that home from home look — they’ve done a great job.”
Botelho Wood partner Germano Botelho said colleague Jason Mackertich had taken the lead role in the redesign.
Mr Botelho added: “It basically took a lot of careful reshuffling and laying out of the spaces to make it function, especially with all the plumbing requirements for a doctors’ practice and, at the same time, give it that homey feel.
“I put it down to design and our design style has always been clean lines without all the fuss. If Dr Fulton is happy, we’re happy.”

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Young architects building exciting futures

From drawing plans, to attending meetings to on-site visits, Ché Caines and Kevin Simmons are learning all aspects of the architectural trade…….
Mr Simmons said: “It’s fun and challenging at the same time. It’s so much more than just designing a building.”………
Mr Simmons, who graduated from the University of West England in 2013, has found his place at Botelho Wood Architects, after also working at the Department of Public Works and Cooper Gardner.

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Coach Germano Botelho Takes DC U11 Team to PA Classics

The Devonshire Colts have entered a team into the 2015 PA Classics Mid-Atlantic Cup in Pennsylvania.
President of the Devonshire Colts commented that this is the clubs first tour in four years and he is hoping this group with restart a trend of Devonshire Colts looking to compete internationally no matter what age.
Devonshire Colts will compete in the Under 11 Boys Elite 8v8 Division.
The Classics is designed to introduce young soccer players to the wonderful game of soccer in an environment that is conducive to learning, having fun and meeting new people.

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‘Design Milk’ Newly Renovated Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

The architect team included Botelho Wood Architects senior architectural technologists Mark Danforth and Gary Ince, architect and partner Ted Wood, architect Michael Strohecker and senior architectural technologist and partner Jason Mackertich. The build was carried out by D&J Construction, Somers Construction and Correia Construction. The team took into consideration the environmental impact of the build, doing undersea research to make sure they weren’t encroaching on sea life. The entire renovation included 33 rooms and 66 suites with a new infinity-edge resort pool and hot tub, a new full-service, 59-berth marina complete with electrical and water services for local and visiting craft and featuring dock master and customs offices, with a restaurant above. The entire project seemed to come together so well that it won an award.

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Hamilton Princess Phase 2 Work Underway

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess has revealed that phase two of the hotel’s $90 million renovation project will begin today [Sept 2].
The second phase of renovations to the historic property will include the creation of a new signature restaurant under the direction of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, major renovation of the Gazebo wing guestrooms, remodeling of the central courtyard and a facelift to The Heritage Court.
A spokesperson said, “The three-year renovation project, which has been designed by Botelho Wood Architects, will enhance the hotel’s positioning with both leisure and business travellers and transform the hotel into one of the most exciting, luxury destinations on the island.

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