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Directors

Brian Lewis
Gary Turton
Mandilee Newton

Brian Lewis

Brian has played a leading role in the realisation of a great number of projects in Trinidad and Tobago over the past 41 years. He has brought extensive experience in design and project management to a number of largely commercial projects – among these are the landmark Gulf City Complex in San Fernando and the Hall of Justice and Financial Complex in Port of Spain. Brian is also a keen architectural photographer and has published numerous articles during his career.

Education + Registration

AA Diploma 1972
Certificate of Tropical Studies, Architectural Association
School of Architecture, London

Registered architect, Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados

Fellow, Trinidad & Tobago Institute of Architects [TTIA]
Member, Barbados Institute of Architects [BIA]
Board Member, Transparency International
Associate Member, American Institute of Architects [AIA]

Email: brian@aclaworks.com

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Gary Turton

Gary has 21 years experience in the field of architecture. He worked on projects in the United States, Asia, and the Caribbean before joining acla as a director in 2001. His exposure to different cultures informs his preoccupation with the innovative use of technology. Gary’s approach to architecture is an exploration of the complexities of history and culture in relation to building technology, human habitation, and desire.

Education + Registration

Master of Architecture 1992
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Architecture 1989
State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning
ASAPM/IPMA Project Management Level D Certification

Registered Architect, Trinidad & Tobago

Board Member, Board of Architecture of Trinidad and Tobago [BOATT]
Past President 2008 – 2010, Trinidad & Tobago Institute of Architects [TTIA]
Former Director, Trinidad & Tobago Coalition of Service Industries [TTCSI]
Project Management Practitioner, ASAPM

Email: gary@aclaworks.com

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Mandilee Newton

After joining acla:works in 2003, Mandilee was appointed a director in July 2012. Mandilee has over 12 years experience in the industry throughout Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad. With a primary focus on sustainability, she is a LEED® Accredited Professional with Building Design + Construction speciality and an advocate for green design and sustainability within the Caribbean. She is a Founding Member of the Trinidad and Tobago Green Building Council and has authored and presented various papers on sustainability, including “Sustainability in the Caribbean Context” and “LEED – A Caribbean Architect’s Perspective”.

Education + Registration

Master of Architecture, 2001
Caribbean School of Architecture, Jamaica

JIA [Jamaican Institute of Architects] Student Medal Award, 2001, for Best Design Studio student
Victoria Mutual Building Society Student of the Year Award, 2001, for Best Overall Academic Performance at the Masters Degree Level

Registered Architect, Trinidad & Tobago

Member, Trinidad & Tobago Institute of Architects [TTIA]
Founding Member, Trinidad and Tobago Green Building Council [TTGBC]

mandilee@aclaworks.com

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Random Multimedia


Health Sector Administration Building – sun study


Random Project

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Citibank
Citibank was designed as a pavilion concept to provide corporate office headquarters with a high-quality interior working environment.

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