We believe Architecture is the physical act of social change and the manifestation of it.

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Atelier-Vidal Ltd. is an Award winning, design oriented firm founded in 2012 by Architect Vidal Dowding. We are focused on openness of thought, collaborative design and responsive critique, which lead to the generation of new creative ideas.

Our designs have been featured in publications such as

The Wall Street Journal | Robb Report | MACO Magazine | Travel+Leisure | Wealth Magazine | Bloomberg Pursuits | The Financial Times | Mens Journal | The Jamaica Gleaner | The Jamaica Observer | Lonny Magazine | Hospitality Design Magazine | KUYA Magazine | Conde Nast Traveller | The New York Post | Suitcase Magazine



2014 – Jamaica Institute of Architects + Governor General’s Award for Hotel & Resort Design – Trident Hotel & Villas
2019 – Government of Jamaica Silver Medal for the design of the Houses of Parliament – A Collaboration with Adjaye Associates

Our Services include Architecture, Interior Design, Product Design, Planning, Procurement and Contract Administration.



Since founding Atelier-Vidal Ltd. and US based product procurement company Atelier-Vidal Inc. in 2012, Vidal has led of team of highly talented, motivated and creative individuals, each with degrees in Architecture. Our passion and drive for excellence was recognized in 2014 by the Governor General’s Award of Merit for Resort Design on the Trident Hotel, the Firm’s first project.


Vidal Dowding is a registered Architect and member of the Jamaican Institute of Architects. He obtained both a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies (First Class Honours) and a Master of Architecture Degree from the Caribbean School of Architecture at the University of Technology Jamaica. Vidal has lived in a number of Caribbean countries and has developed an appreciation for the multitude of cultural differences that influence the architecture of the tropics. Arriving in Jamaica in 1997, he has worked for acclaimed Architectural Firms Alberga Graham Jamaica, Marvin Goodman & Associates (MDG), and principally at Harold Morrison+Robert Woodstock Associates (HMRW) where he was an Associate between 2010 and 2012.


Nicole Auden | Registered Architect | M.JIA | M. Arch | BA.Arch Studies (Hons)
John Samuels II | Registered Architect | M.JIA | M. Arch | BA.Arch Studies (Hons)
Shanique Brown | BA.Arch Studies (Hons)
Joanna Henke-Brown | M. Arch | BA.Arch Studies (Hons)
Anthony Hyatt | BA.Arch Studies (Hons)
Imani Lawrence | BA.Arch Studies (Hons)
Rochelle Sanford | BA.Arch Studies (Hons)
Dewayne Webb | M. Arch | BA.Arch Studies (Hons)
Jheanine Wiggan | M. Arch | BA.Arch Studies (Hons)

Formerly of AVL

Alessandra Aziza | Ravi Sittol | Andrina Powell | Jody Ann James | Ricardo Newallo-Christian | Khari Peart | Reva Watson | Matthew McGann | Suzanne Lawrence | Wai Leung Ng