1) The registered architects in Belize are for the most part, educated/degreed in the U.S.& Canada and since they live here, they will have a better feel for a Caribbean style than an architect up north.
2) It's not practical for an architect to design without pyhsically seeing the bldg site.
3) Changes are not very practical without the architect to be available on site.
4) Less bldg expense in the long run. They know the real bldg costs here.
See what the Belize architects have to offer, then decide.