Our Mission

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

Collaboration,  Community & Connection

We choose to pair grassroots community efforts with functional architecture and urban design, to strengthen existing communities and improve the quality of life for those who live there. As a result, we have built and maintained a reputation of quality and trust among our clients and in the community.

“Social Change” You Ask?

Our health is greatly influenced by the places we work, eat and play every day. The Bourne Group is committed to improving public safety, arts, culture, health and welfare for all, through design. In the wake of a hurricane, there can be road damage, power outages, gasoline shortages and many other emergencies, which in turn impact employment, childcare and life in general.
We believe that before disaster strikes, we can mitigate some negative effects to property, enabling faster return to normalcy. We do this by being intentional about the way we design buildings and by taking the needs of the community into consideration.
As architects, we have a significant role in improving the quality of life in our communities. As citizens of our society, we can be the cause of positive social change by raising public awareness of critical social and environmental issues. In addition, we can help to solve problems and address situations by setting strategic goals and implementation plans. By incorporating resilient strategies into architectural design, we can create opportunities that sustain and grow our communities. 


The Bourne Group prioritizes building meaningful relationships with community stakeholders. This means doing our due diligence to ensure the voices of the residents are respected and they reap the benefits of social change. Our collaborative projects have varied in different ways but continue to demonstrate how working as a unified team can achieve big goals.

Our Services

Sustainable Architecture
Sustainable Architecture

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.

Sustainable Architecture

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 General Studies focused on business

Community Engaged Design

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.


Hurricane Preparedness



Stacy is a true professional in business and her personal life. She is a well recognized leader in her field of design in the Virgin Islands and United States.

Solar Systems with Battery

Caroline Browne

Motivation Speaker

Ms. Bourne is quite knowledgeable in Urban Design and Land Planning and her openness to new ideas is refreshing. Even though she is a female, she is very capable of handling herself forested land. Ms. Bourne is an asset to any team serious in getting things done.

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