Government of Jamaica Houses of Parliament Design Competition​

Meet the Panel

Gordon Gill, FAIA

Competition Patron

Gordon Gill is a Jamaican born and internationally recognised architect who is one of the world’s foremost exponents of performance-based architecture. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Gordon grew up in the Parish of St. Ann and emigrated to Canada in 1974 where he ultimately achieved his Undergraduate degree before achieving his Masters’ Degrees in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington and Harvard University respectfully. His work, which ranges from the world’s largest buildings to sustainable communities, is driven by his philosophy that there is a purposeful relationship between formal design and performance; and that there is a language of performance, which is the basis of his practice: Form Follows Performance.

Meet the Jury


Mr. Mark Raymond
Architect, TTIA, RIBA

Chair Association of Commonwealth
Societies of Architects in the Caribbean (ACSAC)
Jury Chair


Mr. Dwight Ricketts, PE MJIE JP

Jamaica Institution of Engineers

Ms. Jacquiann Lawton, RA MJIA MTTIA

Head of School
Caribbean School of Architecture,
University of Technology

Dr. Elizabeth Pigou-Dennis

Associate Professor
Caribbean School of Architecture
University of Technology

Mr. Richard Picart

Senior Architect

Mr. Martin Addington, MJIP

Jamaica Institute of Planners
Chair Construction Industry Council (CIC) 

Mr. Christopher Lue, RA MJIA

Jamaican Institute of Architects

Parliamentary Advisors

The Hon. Karl Samuda CD, MP.

Minister and Leader of Government Business
Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation

Mr. Phillip Paulwell MP.

Leader of Opposition Business

Mrs. Heather Cooke CD, JP.

Clerk of the Houses of Parliament

Parliamentary Steering Committe