cornerstone.design is a creative and professional architectural design firm founded in 2000. The firm offers a variety of professional architectural services, including but not limited to: architectural design, heritage & adaptive reuse, urban design & planning, commercial interiors, and contract administration.
The two directors, Christopher Whyms-Stone and David Douglas, both attained Bachelors degrees in Architecture-Design from the University of Florida, and Masters degrees in Architecture from the University of Technology, and Harvard University respectively.
As part of our belief in ‘giving back’ both principals have been part-time lecturers at the Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, Jamaica, for more than eleven years.
We consider ourselves to be innovative and contemporary while recognizing the special conditions of the Jamaican environment. Issues such as history, context, climate and the use of regionally available materials are given particular importance in our projects. For heritage projects buildings are either restored to their original manner or respectfully reused in a new way. We also strongly believe that greater cost effectiveness, efficiency and a better way of life can be achieved through design.