is a local non-profit NGO, registered in 1997, to help promote awareness and appreciation of Dominica's built heritage. We emphasize that traditional buildings developed a style by simply responding to local climate and available materials. Today's architecture can describe history through its elements - look closely & learn!
SHAPE reminds designers and builders of today that lessons for comfortable and sustainable construction can be found within the vernacular (traditional residential architecture) around us.
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Browse our database of Historic Architecture in Dominica.
NEW! Walking Tour of Historic Roseau
(Re-)Discover Dominica's built heritage just by walking around Historic Downtown Roseau, Dominica's capital, which is home to some of the best-preserved urban vernacular in the Caribbean today. See our Walking tour page for details.
How do you think you can best help promote & protect Dominica's heritage? We are always looking for old photos, stories, maps and volunteers. Are you involved in other organizations? Do you have contact with schools or youth groups/clubs?
Contact Us to volunteer your time.