The formation of Portico Limited in 1996 brought together the design creativity and experience of Elizabeth A. Newman, an architect, educated and registered in Massachusetts as well as in Jamaica, and Doris C. Gross, designer and project manager with extensive experience in Germany and Jamaica.
This union produced a team characterized by a strong work ethic and one dedicated to providing Architectural and Interior Design of the highest quality.
The firm’s small size has served the design demands of its clients well as it ensures the principals personal involvement in projects at all stages of development, supported by our capable professional and technical staff.
Our philosophy is driven by great environmentally friendly design, as we partner with the client to balance the architecture with the natural environment of the landscape, integrating sustainable materials and systems.
This passion allows us to adapt the built environment using natural materials and finishes, as we blur the line between inside-and-out enhancing the tropical lifestyle experience.