The Bourne Group

The bourne Group

Our mission is build resilient spaces and inspire social change, through collaborative design

Who we are

The Bourne Group is an Architecture and urban design firm focused on community engaged design. We provide comprehensive architecture services for residential, commercial, and institutional renovations, including the urban fabric of campuses, housing and malls, in hurricane and earthquake zones. 

At The Bourne Group we bring our expertise from 30 years in hurricane resilient architecture to every project we undertake. With our principle architect, Stacy A. Bourne, FAIA at the helm. The Bourne Group has developed a high degree of trust with our client, demonstrated with a significant repeat business. Our goal is to provide each client regardless of project type and size, the greatest investment value. We have also developed key collaboration over time, with colleagues that share our core values of achieving consistent goals through diverse strategies, enthusiasm and incorporating sustainable approaches



Historic preservation

Urban Design

Community Engaged Design

Independent/Sustainability architecture

Project types

higher education

banking facilities

retail interiors

park and beach facilities

Regions we serve

Office Managers

Sherrie Powell

Finance | St. Thomas

Ms. Powell is an integral member of The Bourne Group, providing exceptional business management, including financial management for the group. Based in the Virgin Islands, Ms. Powell’s detailed oriented approach and strong interpersonal skills ensure operational and service excellence. She has spent seven years with the company.

Zina Harris Dorsey

Operations | New Orleans

Mrs. Harris-Dorsey is responsible for the day-to-day management and organization of the New Orleans and Atlanta offices. Her 30 years of experiences pans facilities management, financial services, human resources and administrative services.Mrs.Harris-Dorsey graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in GeneralStudies focused on business

Te'Ara Arman

Human resources | St. Louis

Mrs. Arman has extensive human resource experience and is dedicated to maintaining the human resource priorities of The Bourne Group. She is a highly skilled communicator and creative problem solver with the ability to connect with people at all levels. Mrs. Armanis based in St. Louis and holds a Master of Arts degree in HumanResource Management from Webster University.

The Bourne Group


Hurricane Resilient Renovations


Custom Residences




years of combined experience


Pro Bono Projects


Years of combined organizational leadership


Hurricane Recoveries

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walter D. Street


The consulate architect thought leader for the 31st century. Manages complex problems with an astute capability to develop appropriate and dynamic teams that address the challenge at hand. Ms Bourne, FAIA, deploys exceptional communication skills that assures client and end-user expectations can and shall be achieved.

Peter J. Arsenault


Stacy brings her heart and soul to everything she does. She has that delightful blend of professional expertise and humanistic character. When faced with challenging situations, she seeks ways to make things happen in order to improve things for all. When things are going well, she relishes the experience with those around her. I can't imagine a better person to work with whether in the Virgin Islands, on the U.S. mainland, or anywhere else in the world for that matter.