Last week, Kim & Jeremy Bonin, Principal Partners of Bonin Architects arrived in St. Thomas, USVI and spent five days in meeting with several group members involved in rebuilding areas affected by two category five hurricanes late last year. Some areas of the island are still without power, and the island is full of other groups offering assistance, such as FEMA, volunteer organizations from all over the world, and a multitude of line workers from all over the country.
Bonin Architects is volunteering design services and renderings for several projects. A permanent lobby structure to replace the existing damaged canopy and a new entry sign also damaged in the storms. Design for a four-unit employee housing building which was severely damaged by both hurricanes when the roof was torn off, and a shelter from wind, sun, and rain for the restaurant encompassing outdoor seating
The island of St. Thomas is close to Kim & Jeremy’s hearts; they own a property on the island which was fortunately not damaged. Volunteering services and staying active in the community both locally and afar is essential to all members of Bonin Architects & Associates and will continue to be a service we are happy to offer whenever possible.