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Gillespie & Steel Associates (GSA) has a long and successful history of designing highly desirable and inspired Caribbean spaces, and we continue our quest to create luxury residences, fun hospitality and leisure facilities, instantly recognisable commercial buildings and high profile civic spaces. Our goal is to help people have better lives by creating unique places for them to live, work, learn and play. We embrace our history, culture and heritage by weaving them with current innovations to create beautiful environments that are authentic and highly marketable.

We provide Master Planning, Architectural Design, Interior Design and Project Management services tailored to suit the specific requirements of each client. Services range from Urban Planning and Feasibility Studies to Concept Design, Design Development, Production Information, Site Inspection, Contract Administration, Design Team Management, Product Sourcing and Installation. 

Gillespie & Steel Associates (GSA) is seeking to recruit a Graduate Architect to join our experienced and dynamic team. The following is a checklist of qualities we seek to find in a new team member:

The Architect’s Responsibilities:

  • Research, program, plan, design, and administer building projects, applying knowledge of architectural design, construction detailing, construction procedures, zoning and building codes, and building materials and systems

  • Direct, supervise, and manage activities of colleagues engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents for the Conceptual Design, Design Development and Production Information phases of a project

  • Work in tandem and coordinate the work of highly collaborative multi-discipline design teams

Desired Skills:

  • Technically creative and open-minded  and Is able to provide elegant and efficient design solutions

  • Has excellent oral and written communication

  • Has analytical and problem-solving skills and high attention to detail

  • Is able to work under indirect supervision

  • Has effective interpersonal skills and and collaborative management style

  • Is comfortable with ambiguity and time spent outside of comfort zone acquiring new skills

Qualifications, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited institution

  • 3+ years of Architectural experience. ARB registration will be an asset

  • Understanding and knowledge of building codes, zoning regulations, building construction, building systems and site requirements

  • Proficiency in BIM is essential. Vectorworks and the Apple suite of office software would be an asset

  • LEED credentials are welcomed


  • Candidates should be able to work in CSME territories

  • Candidates must qualify for residency in Barbados


Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications.

How to Apply:

Submit your CV and portfolio with cover letter to:

Only suitable applications will be acknowledged.

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