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This is the third day of my dedication to my mentor, friend, and fellow Trinidadian architect Colin Laird, for his contribution to the art of architecture, the profession of architecture, and to the Caribbean’s built environment. Above is a drawing of TheOld Fire Brigade Headquarters in Port of Spain. It was part of the National […]

This is the second day of my dedication to Trinidadian architect Colin Laird, for his contribution to the art of architecture, the profession of architecture, and to the Caribbean’s built environment. Above is a drawing of The Lion House in Chaguanas, Trinidad done by him. In April 1991 Surendranath Capildeo retained the services of Colin […]

Above is a drawing of the Audrey Jeffers House a.k.a Sweet Briar House (a three-story, stuccoed, late Victorian house built by the first black resident in St. Clair) by my mentor Colin Laird. The house belonged to an honorable, giving woman and was drawn here by wonderful, giving man. Firstly, who was Audrey Jeffers? Audrey […]

This is a sketch of the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral on Hart Street in Port of Spain, Trinidad. I did this drawing the same day as the Old Police Headquarters drawing. The Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral was under construction in Woodford Square, Port of Spain, when it was discovered that it was being erected in […]

This is a sketch of City Hall, in Port of Spain, Trinidad which flanks the northern edge of Woodford Square. The building is of a modern style. Read below (and click the reference link) for some more information on my mentor Colin Laird, and modern architecture in Trinidad & Tobago. “THE MODERN ARCHITECTURE of Port […]

This is a sketch of TSTT House on the Brian Lara Promenade in Port of Spain, Trinidad. This was the third of my 3 sketch delight last week. The TSTT House facade was renovated (I can’t remember what year) by architect, Colin Laird. The exterior improvements included the installation of Aluminum Composite Panels and I […]

9” x 12” Pen, ink,  and Sharpie, in Strathmore sketchbook Last night I felt the need to sketch this. Why I do not know… but it was in my mind. It is not a real place…just a figment of my imagination. I have been looking at mixed-use developments within the past few days, maybe that […]

This is a sketch I did of the Old Fire Brigade Headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad; which is now part of the National Library block. This project was done by my mentor and friend, Colin Laird who I admire immensely for who he is as an architect, and more importantly for who he is […]

I did this sketch of the Crowne Plaza Hotel while sitting at the new Port of Spain Waterfront, Trinidad. The city of Port of Spain is a beautiful city with its rich history, large green parks, historic architecture, hustle and bustle. However, in my personal opinion, over the past few years some of the architecture […]

I did this drawing in 1997 I believe; while working with my mentor and dearest friend, Colin Laird. It is one of the drawings I found while going through old files I mentioned yesterday. I saw it in a magazine or something at the office, and liked it a lot. On Saturday my friend showed […]