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T&T architects honour Caribbean innovator
The Trinidad and Tobago Institute of Architects (TTIA) has awarded secretary general of the Council of Caribbean Engineering Organisations, Tony Gibbs, with honorary membership in recognition of his outstanding contribution in structural and civil engineering.
A statement from TTIA said the honorary membership was conferred on Gibbs with particular emphasis on innovative structural design working with architects to create hazard resistant buildings. Gibbs gave the feature address at the institute’s recent annual general meeting. His address was titled Structure in the Service of Architecture.
Gibbs has long been an advocate of the benefits of architecture on the built environment and the use of local professional expertise in the construction sector. His awards and honours include the Lewsi Kent Award, given by the Institution of Structural Engineers, and the Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction given by the United Nations.
On the same occasion, the following architects were elected to the executive:
• Jennifer Smith, president;
• Alison Grosberg, vice president;
• Mark Raymond, immediate past president;
• Michael Lee Poy, secretary;
• Martyn Joab, treasurer;
• Gary Turton, executive officer;
• Marlon Charles, executive officer.
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