Dynamic Latitude is a Grenadian based architectural design and planning studio founded by Grenadian Architect Lachaba Carr Joseph. The name Dynamic Latitude is derived principally from “Dynamic Architecture” which is a branch of architecture that embraces movement and dynamism volumetrically and functionally in architectural designs. To complete the name giving reference to the Grenadian origin of our studio, the word Latitude inexplicitly draws reference to the latitude of Grenada at 12.1 degrees North the equator.
Dynamic Latitude is engaged in design and planning work within the Tri island state of Grenada, having done close to two dozen projects in Grenada. We provide architectural services for all project types.
As a registered Grenadian based studio our studio provides planning services for property owners in Grenada. Never the less with an online presence, our work extends beyond Grenada through collaboration with professionals abroad on a conceptual level. By extending our design sensibilities beyond Grenadian architecture our design work is aesthetically contemporary with a tropical vernacular. As such the aim of our design work in Grenada is to provide top notch architectural design and planning services.
Locally Dynamic Latitude provides full design and planning services inclusive submissions for governmental building approval of any project type, construction drawings and project tendering and costing and construction supervision and inspection of proprietary projects in Grenada.
Lachaba Carr Joseph | Architect
Lachaba is a Grenadian born Architect educated in Mexico with over 10 years experience in the architectural field, having worked briefly in Mexico City and extensive in Grenada both for reputable firms and as Principal Architect for Dynamic Latitude based in Grenada. He obtained an undergraduate degree in architecture in 2010 and is a licensed architect of Mexico as of 2012. Throughout Lachaba's career both individually and working under lead consultants, he has worked on over five dozen building projects. Lachaba has worked in the architectural planning of various project types, including marine, public, institutional, hospitality, urban, commercial, industrial and residential projects. Lachaba also has experience coordinating drawings of interdisciplinary consultants, providing technical solutions, accessing client needs and accessing project feasibility for building infrastructure projects. As a Grenadian Architect Lachaba specializes in architectural design, planning and visualization
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Age: 37 years
Languages: English and Spanish
Professional Licensure: Licensed Architect of Mexico 2012
Universidad Autónoma de Durango UAD, Mexico
Undergraduate Degree in Architecture -Jan 2007 to Dec 2010
Core Competencies: Architectural Design, Architectural Planning, Urban Planning, Structural Design, Topographic Survey, Construction Management, Cost Estimation and Graphics Presentation
Camara Mexicana de Industria & Construcción CMIC, Mexico
OPUS Introductory Course in Construction Costing- Mar of 2010
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico UNAM, Mexico
Course in Spanish Language and Culture- Mar to Dec 2006
Association of Certified Chartered Accountants ACCA UK, Distance Learning
ACCA Accounting Certification: Certified Accounting Technician Completion of 4 papers-Jan to Dec 2004
Paper I: Preparation of Financial Statements
Paper II: Management of Cost Accounting
Paper III: Managing People
Paper IV: Law
T.A Marryshow Community College TAMCC, Grenada
4 Cambridge University A Levels; Economics, Law, Sociology and Accounting-Sep 2001 to July 2003
St. Rose Modern Secondary School SRMSS Grenada
Secondary School Diploma with 9 CXC O Levels passes with 6 grade ONE’s including in Mathematics and English Language -Sep 1996-July 2001
Principal Architect / Owner | Dynamic Latitude.| Grenada | Jan 2020 to Present
Work description: Lead Architect responsible for design and planning on over half dozen high end residential homes in affluent parts of Grenada and economic homes within the Southern part of Grenada and Carriacou. Additionally design and planning for to a few commercial / institutional projects including accommodations, commercial plaza and law office building and church building within the South of the island of Grenada.
Associate Architect | COCOA Architects.| Grenada | Jan 2013 to June 2021
Work description: Associate Architect for one of the leading architectural practices in Grenada responsible for the preparation of architectural drawings for planning approval and construction , for over four dozen projects during a 8.5 year period. Inclusive of several high end homes within the Southern part of Grenada and non-residential projects throughout Grenada and regionally inclusive of marina expansion, multi-dwelling gated community, financial institution building, space planning for existing institutional buildings and several conceptual drawings for unrealized projects of scale.
Architect Designer | Fapresa Sa de Cv & Arqme.| Mexico| April 2012 to Aug 2012
Work description: Junior Designer for one of the leading precast companies in Mexico for high rise building facades and adjoined reputable architectural practice. During this brief period responsibilities included preparation of shop drawings for precast, quantification of precast for proposals on over two dozen large scale buildings in Mexico City and design development work for a condomium building.
Cooperate English Teacher | Georgal Idiomas / Banamex.| Mexico | Aug 2011 to Mar 2012
Work description: Teaching conversational English to mid-level Spanish speaking bank employees within Mexico City to prepare them to converse with American bankers under the previous Citigroup merger.
Accounts Clerk/ Creative Designs Bld. Co. Ltd.| Grenada | Nov 2005 to Jan 2006
Work description: Working under accountant and accounts manager as an accounts clerk responsible for the processing, filing and assisted data entry of all company payable related the projects of SGU hurricane repairs, Ministerial Complex and Spice Isle Beach Resort.
EXPERIENCE AS GRENADIAN BASED ARCHITECT
Law Firm Building (Confidential) | Architect: design and planning.| Three storey 4,800 Sq. Ft. Footprint | Grand Anse, St. George's, Grenada
Residence at Westerhall (Confidential | Architect: design and planning.| 6,000 Sq. Ft. | Westerhall, St. George's, Grenada
Schier Residence| Architect: design and planning.| 5,200 Sq. Ft. | Carriacou, Grenada
Egmont 209 | Architect: design and planning.| 1,800 Sq. Ft. | Egmont, St. George's, Grenada
Egmont 301 | Architect: design and planning.| 3,500 Sq. Ft. | Egmont, St. George's, Grenada
Chance Residence | Architect: design and planning.| 3,200 Sq. Ft. | Gouyave, St. John's, Grenada
True Blue Commercial Plaza | Architect: design and planning. | 13,000 Sq. Ft. | True Blue, St. George's, Grenada
Forte Jeudy Lot#10 Residence @ Forte Jeudy | Architect: design and planning. | 3,750 Sq. Ft. | Forte Jeudy, St. George's, Grenada
Hosten Residence @ Pointe Marquis Development | Architect: design and planning. | 2,000 Sq. Ft. | La saggesse, St. David's, Grenada
A.A Lewis Residence @ Woburn Bay | Architect: design and planning. | 2,500 Sq. Ft. | Woburn, St. George's, Grenada
A.M Payumo Externsion @ Molinere | Architect: design and planning. | 1.200 Sq. Ft. | Molinere, St. George's, Grenada
Egmont 208 | Architect: design and planning. | 2,500 Sq. Ft. | Egmont, St. George's, Grenada
Egmont Bay Private Villas | Architect: design and planning. | (2) 2,500 Sq. Ft. | Petite Calivigny, St. George's, Grenada
Thy Kingdom Come Deliverance Sanctuary | Architect: design and planning. | 6,000 Sq. Ft. | Morne Jaloax, St. George's, Grenada
L. Isaac Residence | Architect: design and planning | 1,000 Sq. Ft. | Bel Air, Carriacou, Grenada
Egmont 302 | Architect: design and planning.| 2,000 Sq. Ft. | Egmont, St. George's,, Grenada
Brownstone@ Morne Delice Residence | Architect: design and planning | 3,600 Sq. Ft. | Morne Delice, St. George's, Grenada
C. Keller Beach House Jetty | Architect: design and planning.| 30 foot jetty | Quarrantine Point, St. George's, Grenada
Hoford Residence | Architect: design and planning.| 3,500 Sq. Ft. | Petite Calivigny, St. George's, Grenada
Augustine Residence | Architect: design development and construction drawings.| 1,000 Sq. Ft. | Confer, St. George's, Grenada
Glenelg Spring Water Plant | Consultant: advisory of plant space planning.| 2,000 Sq. Ft. | Mt. Rule, St. Patrick's, Grenada
Kimo’s Place Swimming Pool | Architect: design development and construction drawings. | 200 Sq. Ft. | Winsor Forest, St. David's, Grenada
W. Da Costa Morne Rouge Residence | Architect: design development and construction drawings.| 1,000 Sq. Ft. | Morne Rouge, St. George's, Grenada
M. Morelli Fort Jeudy Swimming Pool | Architect: construction drawings KGA Engineering | 150 Sq. Ft. | Forte Jeudy, St. George's, Grenada
EXPERIENCE AS INTERNATIONAL SUB-CONSULTING ARCHITECT
Princeton Passive House | Render Artist: Interior Styling and 10 photorealistic renderings for D. R. Schotland Architect. | 4,200 Sq. Ft. | NJ USA
Bailey’s Condo Interior | Render Artist: 1 photorealistic rendering for Bailey Designs Ca.| 200 Sq. Ft.| ON Canada
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Campus Cuajimalpa | Junior Designer: façade precast drawings for FAPRESA.| 3 Storey University Building | Mexico City, Mexico
Nuevo Continente Pre school | Junior Designer: façade precast drawings for FAPRESA | 2 Storey Pre-School Building | Querétaro, Mexico
Lomas Verde Condo | Junior Designer: design development for ARQME.| 8,000 Sq. Ft.| Mexico City, Mexico
EXPERIENCE AS ARCHITECT INTERN/STUDENT
Villas Las Haciendas Housing Development:| Intern Architect: Intern quantity surveyor for GRUMAS Constructora.| 90 dwelling middle-class housing development | Durango, Mexico
Complejo Deportivo Durango (Undergraduate Thesis) | Student Architect: In defense of design thesis for social development | 27 Acres | Durango, Mexico