More than 30 years of experience means that Bureau Xavier David knows how to deliver construction projects of all sizes on time and within budget. Construction Management is the core task of the firm. We have excellent longterm relationships on Saint Barthélemy with many contractors in order to ensure competitive prices and the highest quality of service. Likewise, the unique situation of working on an island has allowed the office to develop relationships with many off-island material suppliers, shipping companies, expeditors and consultants.
Bureau Xavier David engineers have the experience and capability to over-see all of a project's technical requirements. Building codes, standards and safety concerns are only basic requirements for competent engineering. Caribbean geography must be accounted for too as it is a seismically active tropical region with threats from earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes and hurricanes. Moreover, we continue to lead the island's technical progress, recently collaborating with electrician Alexandre Cassez and WAGO on a computer control system that maximizes the energy efficiency of a building.
With variety of both professional experience and academic training, the architects of Bureau Xavier David have developed projects of a great variety of styles—from traditional Creole houses to contemporary design. Prior to joining the team at Xavier David, the architects have collectively studied at the Schools of Architecture Paris La Villette and Paris Val de Seine and the Universities of Michigan, Houston & Melbourne. Previous professional experience includes work in France, Michigan, Massachusetts and Anguilla.
Although the core competencies of Bureau Xavier David are Construction Management, Engineering and Architecture, the nature of life within a small island community has allowed us to gain experience in a number of related fields. As such, we also are available for projects involving landscape design, interior design, post-occupancy building management and consultancy amongst others.