Available in the Cayman Islands from November 2020, “Cayman Style” by Architect John Doak is a culmination of his research into the history of the Cayman Islands as seen through their buildings and the developments that have occurred from their time of discovery in 1503.

The book is a treasure trove of Doak’s sketches, photographs, three dimensional models, archive photography and anecdotes accumulated over the last forty years and kept in a mahogany chest that sat alongside his drawing board. This personal archive, now revealed for the first time, is entitled “Cayman Style” .

In recognition of the book’s first manuscript Cayman Style was awarded a Caribbean Preservation Award in 1994 by the US International Council of Monuments and Sites citing “For the unique labor of love that produced this study of Cayman vernacular architecture, that will serve as the foundation for a national inventory, as a field guide for surveyors, as guidelines for a national preservation plan, and an educational tool to promote appreciation and respect for local history and culture”

In 2013 Doak’s work in the preservation of the built heritage of the Cayman Islands was recognized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a Cayman Islands Badge of Honour.

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