DNA Workshop has launched its first international project, serving as the architects for the redevelopment of the Clifford Gardiner International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The project team will be led by J. Dyke Nelson and Bryce Risher, who both have an extensive history of award-winning sustainable projects as well as experience in the aviation sector with the recently completed BTR Jet.

J. Dyke Nelson, AIA headshot.
J. Dyke Nelson
Bryce Risher, AIA headshot.
Bryce Risher

“We are excited and proud to have been chosen for this project,” said managing partner Dyke Nelson. “It is a significant step for our firm to take on international work and more importantly this is an important project for Turks and Caicos that will open up a whole new area of their islands for visitors and tourism.”

Working closely with the Turks and Caicos Island Authority (TCIAA), DNA Workshop plans to design a world-class one-of-a-kind airport that meets the highest standards of functionality, aesthetics, and sustainability. Once complete, the international airport will create significant new opportunities for tourism and economic development on the island of North Caicos, which is currently only accessibly by boat or very small utility aircraft.

Hon. Arlington Musgrove, Minister Responsible for Aviation and Airports, and House of Assembly Representative for North Caicos emphasized the benefits of the project, stating: “This project will not only improve the efficiency and capacity of the airport but also create new opportunities for tourism and economic development in North Caicos and beyond. We are confident that DNA Workshop will play a crucial role in realizing our vision for a world-class airport terminal that serves the needs of our passengers and supports the growth of our economy.”

Also joining the project team is Baton Rouge celebrity interior designer Kenneth Brown. Brown was named as one of the top 100 designers by House Beautiful and Western Interiors, and boasting a client list which includes Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Rudin’s Los Angeles Flagship Showroom, and Cedars-Sinai’s Founder’s Room.

Pennsylvania-based Arora will handle engineering for this project, boasting a client list that includes Denver International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport