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acla:works is a firm that offers architectural and interior design services. Our Head Office is located in Trinidad with a Branch Office in Barbados. The firm was originally founded in Barbados in 1944 and has 65 years of continuous practice within the Caribbean. Acla:works has teaming agreements with Amonle Studio Workshop, Barbados and Henningson Durham Richardson International [HDR] in the USA.


acla:works offers innovative architecture and interior design for discerning clients. All of our projects begin with the establishment of a dialogue with our clients, out of which design strategies evolve. Major projects benefit from our collective expertise through regular design reviews, which ensure that client expectations are met.

We have expanded to match the demand of new design challenges and now incorporate LEED sustainable design, building and information modeling [BIM] and integrated project delivery [IPD] expertise gained through exposure to international contemporary architectural and planning practice.

The value we bring to building procurement is realised through a sensitive yet sophisticated approach to the aesthetic and functional aspects of design, as well as the technical, financial and contractual management of construction.


In 2005 acla:works won five ABEL/ Bestcrete Architectural Design & Excellence Awards.

Church of the Assumption in Maraval: 50-Year Project Award
Republic Bank Operations Centre in Chaguanas: Best Commercial Project Design
St James Square: Best Civic/Community Project Design
Maison Verte in Tobago: Honourable Mention
Vintage Imports Wine shop in Woodbrook: Honourable Mention

In 2007 acla:works won the South Trinidad Chamber of Industry and Commerce [STCIC] Tyronne Samlalsingh Pinnacle Award for Technology and E Commerce for its advanced use of technology in its operations.

In 1992, acla:works founding father, Anthony C. Lewis was awarded the Trinidad & Tobago Institute of Architects [TTIA] Gold Medal for Excellence in the Profession.

In 1982, Anthony C. Lewis was awarded the Chaconia Gold Medal ‘for long and meritorious service’-the highest national award that can be granted in the field of architecture.


acla:works provides a full range of architectural and planning services. We are members of the Trinidad and Tobago Institute of Architects [TTIA] and, through our team, have affiliations with the Barbados Institute of Architects [BIA], Jamaican Institute of Architects [JIA], American Institute of Architects [AIA] and the Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA].

core services
additional services
architecture urban planning and design
interior design building information modeling [BIM]
project reviews
space planning

acla:works also has the capability to act as executive architects. Through our partnership with our preferred consultants and our projects throughout the region, we have developed a unique blend of world-class technological expertise and sensitivity to our Caribbean environment.

through our preferred consultants, acla:works offers the following supporting services

  • design-build
  • feasibility studies
  • financial funding
  • geotechnical studies
  • mechanical + electrical engineering
  • project management
  • quantity surveying
  • civil + structural engineering