PARHAM VILLAGE, Antigua

New town by the sea

The 377 acre site is located in a sheltered bay on a small peninsula; in the Parham Sound. The master plan comprises 50,000 square feet of retail space, 750 residential units, commercial and other civic buildings. Philip, as project manager and design team member, used GIS analysis to understand the site’s underlying structure, its ecology, habitats, migration patterns and the local culture. The result is a master plan that helps conserve and enhance green spaces that, in turn, become value adding community amenities. The town center was designed using successful features of similar seaside towns. A tight street and block plan anchors the town center to the water’s edge and provides an overall framework, with major thoroughfares connecting to the rest of the community. The town center, a place of commerce and public gathering, combines a mix of uses including homes, shops, a training center, a small clinic, a fire and police station, a post office, a school and library and a church.

Project size: 377 acres
Completion: 2008

Existing site conditions
Climatic Data
Slopes Analysis
Storm Surge
GIS was used to understand the site’s underlying structure, ecology,habitats, migration patterns and the local culture.
A master plan that helps conserve and enhance green spaces
New Town by the sea
The town center design emphasizes the pedestrian realm.
Narrow residential streets slow the traffic.

PARHAM VILLAGE

Antigua