The National Housing Trust (NHT) is responsible for providing housing and service lots for thousands of Jamaicans. Most Jamaicans are able to afford housing though benefits and low interest rates offered by NHT. The NHT Headquarters is a landmark in Kingston that is directly adjacent to Emancipation Park. The building was built over 40 years ago and since then, it has foregone a number of internal renovations.
We were commissioned to redesign the main lobby and solve security and directional issues being faced by its employees and customers. We were entrusted to change the overall look and feel of the existing space to a more “international”corporate environment but at the same time creating a space that would still have a distinct Caribbean flavor. We used warm earth tone colors, recessed and track lighting and wood paneling and inlays with contemporary furniture that we durable to handle the human traffic of this very heavily used building.