Architect Bernard Gomez, F.I.A. (SL), qualified with a Master's Degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, in 1993. Subsequently he worked with Arch. Valentine Gunasekara, and Arch. Minette DeSilva, two great Srilankan architectural personalities of the era. He concluded his apprenticeship working as Project Architect, with Arch Milroy Perera, in conjunction with Arch. Geoffrey Bawa, on the iconic Kandalama Hotel, in Dambulla. He founded his own practise BGJF Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd in 1997. Since then he has authored several prestigious projects, including the Customs Training Academy, Staff Housing for AASL, Adithiya Hotel, and recently the Mercedes Benz Center for Excellence at Thotalanga, Colombo, Dialog Axiata Headquarters at Union Place, JAT HQ at Kotte, and recently, the Niramaya Resort at Kumarakom, Kerala. He is at present working both locally and internationally in the region, on several important projects in the Leisure, Housing, and the Commercial Sectors. His work has been featured in many important international publications like the Phaidon World Atlas of Architecture, DOMUS, and is the recipient of many National and International Awards. These include the National Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) Award for Construction Excellence in 2014 and 2016 for the Mercedes Benz Center for Excellence, and the Dialog Axiata HQ respectively. He has been a Council Member, of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, and served as Vice President of the SriLanka Institute of Architects. He serves as a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, and the Colombo School of Architecture.