James “Jim” Scott moved to Cayman in 1981. He worked at the OBM Architect firm for more than two decades, eventually becoming a director of the OBMI. Projects completed with OBMI included some of the more notable buildings standing on Grand Cayman today, including: Plantana Condominiums, Butterfield House, Elizabethan Square, Genesis Building, Cayman National Bank, UBS bank, Strathvale House and Citrus Grove.
From 2005 until completion of the Government Administration Building, Mr. Scott dedicated six years to being the project manager. He emphasized the need for a building that would provide government with a facility that had a lifespan of at least 60 years and introduced a number of energy saving devices. He received a Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour in 2012 for work done in the Cayman Islands.
“While I don’t do it for the glory and praise, my passion for architectural work is what keeps me going,” Mr. Scott said at the time. “It’s a great kick to see something you have designed and drawn up included in the final product on a site.”