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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 extensively in Grenada, both for reputable firms and as Principal Architect for Dynamic Latitude based in Grenada. He obtained a degree in architecture in 2010 from The Universidad Autónoma de Durango and is a licensed architect of Mexico as of 2012. Throughout Lachaba's career both individually and working for architectural practices, he has worked on over six dozen building projects. Lachaba has worked in the architectural planning of various project types, including marine, public, institutional, healthcare, 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 and infrastructure projects.  As a Grenadian Architect Lachaba specializes in architectural design, planning  and visualization.

Lachaba is a well rounded architect not only with his ability to provide design, planning or visualization for various project types and scales but also posses a complete architectural skill set and software aptitude to take a project from concept to construction drawings to built work. This ability assures our clientele the opportunity to have their architect involved and in command of every design detail of their project from start to finish. 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL DATA

 

Age: 38 years

 

Nationality: Grenadian

 

Languages: English and Spanish

 

Profession: Architect

 

Professional Licensure: Licensed Architect of Mexico 2012

EDUCATION

 

Universidad Autónoma de Durango UAD, Mexico

 

Under Graduate Degree in Architecture-Jan 2007 to Dec 2010

Universidad Autónoma de Durango

 

Core Competencies: Architectural Design, Architectural Planning, Urban Planning, Structural Design, Topographic Survey, Construction Management, Cost Estimation, Technical Construction Drawings, Architecture History and Trends and Graphics Presentation.

Camara Mexicana de Industria & Construcción  CMIC, Mexico

 

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

EXPERIENCE

Principal Architect / Owner | Dynamic Latitude.| Grenada | Jan 2020 to Present

Work description: Principal Architect responsible for design and planning for about  a dozen high-end residential homes within the  Southern part of Grenada and Carriacou.  Additionally lead designer and planner for to a few commercial / institutional projects including multi unit accommodations, commercial plaza, law office building, healthcare building extension and religious building within 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, resorts concepts, 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.

AWARDS / PARTICIPATION / MEMBERSHIP

 

  • Previous member of the College of Architects of Durango, Mexico-2010

  • Scholarship for studies Engineering/Architecture in Mexico-2006

  • Participation in ACCA Amsterdam Pedestrian Crossing-2011

  • Winner of Durango Echoes of Architecture Exhibition-2010

  • Winner of CEMEX Construrama Hardware Store Concept-2010

  • Winner of Grenada Secondary School Art Competition-1998

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILL SET

 

  • Architectural Design Conceptualization

  • Hand Sketching

  • Architectural Drafting

  • Structural Drafting

  • 3D Rendering

  • Model Crafting

  • Basic Graphics Designing

  • Document Coordination

  • Coordination of Drawings

  • Verbal Communication

  • Project Supervision

  • Quantity Surveying

 

SOFTWARE APTITUDE

 

AutoCAD

Revit

3Ds Max, Vray

Lumion

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Suite