Allister Lewis has worked on small, medium and large projects and has experience in a number of sectors including; housing, mixed use, education – primary and secondary and community buildings.
Allister Lewis is a RICS Chartered BIM Manager, Architect with over 15 years experience and has completed studying for a Masters in Building Information Modelling and Management at Middlesex University, achieving a Distinction. Allister co-founded the BIM Region South and has spoken at numerous BIM events such as the BIM Show Live and Digital Construction Week. Allister has had two projects shortlisted for BIM project of the Year by Constructing Excellence and was also nominated for Achiever of the Year Constructing Excellence awards 2014.
Whilst studying for his degree Allister Lewis worked for Richard Partington Architects and James Gorst Architect, both highly regarded award-winning practices in the UK. After university Allister graduated with a First Class degree and was awarded “best portfolio in year” after coming top of the year.
Allister returned to Portsmouth School of Architecture where he graduated as one of the top students of the year, working with Sir Colin Stansfield-Smith, RIBA Gold Medal winner as his final year tutor. At the end of the year, Allister was included in Building Design magazine’s top 100 Students in the UK for 2003.
Allister worked at architecture plb for five years on a range of education, mixed-use and residential projects that ranged from the St. Matthew Academy, a £17 million project in Lewisham, Barking and Dagenham Library and residential building, an urban mixed-use development, Westminster BSF, a special needs school building and Tutor’s houses for Winchester College, one of the oldest schools in the country.
Allister completed his part 3 professional qualification at Kingston University, achieving Distinction and coming top of the year.
Allister has worked at Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council and has been involved with a variety of work in multi-disciplinary, Local Authority setting. This was involved a new Community and Children’s Centres, a new community and youth centre in Paulsgrove and the refurbishment of the Central Library in Guildhall Square. Additionally, during this time Allister developed a deep understanding of sustainability issues and qualified as a BREEAM Accredited Professional.
At Hampshire County Council Architects Department Allister led the pilot Building Information Modelling project for a new Primary School design supporting the Governments BIM Level 2 agenda. This resulted in the project being nominated for BIM Project of the Year Award by Constructing Excellence. The project was also adopted as an early adopter scheme by the Government and Allister has been involved with the compilation of the BIM procurement requirements for the iESE framework.
Allister currently works as the Head of Technology at ACG leading the implementation of BIM, new digital technologies and develops new research and development initiatives.