“Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to ask Congress to take note of two outstanding young architects from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Robert and Donna deJongh, who have earned a prestigious national award for their outstanding work in the field of architecture.
The DEJONGH’S firm has received the YOUNG FIRM AWARD from the HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING, which conducted a nationwide search for outstanding achievement by Black Architects before giving the award to the deJonghs… The award recognizes the exceptional quality of the deJongh’s work throughout their 15-year career...”
Harry B. Robinson, FAIA, Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at Howard University In The House of Representatives From The Congressional Record Tuesday, March 7, 1989.
“DONNA: Thank you for your Vision, Skills and Spirit, and Thank You for the BEAUTIFUL BUILDING.“
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D, CAMILLE OLIVIA HANKS COSBY ACAdeMIC CENTER AT SPELMAN COLLEGE, February 1996.
“As Chief Justice of the Virgin Islands Territorial Court, I have had the great opportunity to work closely with Robert and Donna deJongh and their team from the deJongh Group during the design and construction phases of the Territorial Court Buildings of the Alexander A. Farrelly Justice Complex on St. Thomas, VI. The deJonghs are ... highly professional, talented and creative architects of high integrity who lead a very skilled professional team. They were very easy to work with and we worked well as a team.... We created a complex that stands proudly, not only as an icon for Justice, but for creativity, quality and professionalism.”
Verne A. Hodge
Retired Presiding Judge
Virgin Islands Territorial Court
“My wife and I purchased a home in St. Thomas, VI that had been designed by the deJongh Group, Architects for the previous owner. We loved the residence as designed, but wanted to add a full blown Home Theater and Entertaining Space and engaged the deJongh Group as the original Architect to incorporate the new functions on our behalf. deJongh assembled several spaces on a lower level and converted them into the home theater that we always dreamed about. They devised imaginative and creative design solutions that enabled spaces to be opened and expanded and added support spaces that greatly enhanced functionality and beauty. Robert and Donna deJongh and their staff and builders were amazing. Talented, creative architects, easy to work with and of the highest integrity.
Thanks, Robert and Donna.”
Fred and Sue Rice,
St. Thomas, VI and Louisville, Kentucky
“The deJongh Group has been a pleasure to work with in every way. Our engagement together was a complicated one, requiring an understanding of both the complexities of responsible land planning and architecture as well as the delicate intricacies associated with a multi-layered entitlement process. The comprehensive approach and the unwavering commitment demonstrated to doing everything the right way was nothing shy of exceptional. The organization’s broad talent, professionalism and understanding of the issues is beyond reproach - you will not find a more conscientious team anywhere. The rare combination of talent and character is at a premium, and the deJongh Group enjoys both in volumes.”
Paul Lange, Developer