Lachaba Carr Joseph Bsc. (Architecture)
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
LACHABA CARR JOSEPH | ARCHITECT
Licensed | Mexico 2012
Member of the Board of Directors
Planning and Development Authority of Grenada
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.
In a national service capacity Lachaba is currently Member of the Board of Directors of the Planning and Development Authority of Grenada. In this capacity Lachaba is directly involved in the technical and operational affairs of the authority. This involvement includes the being part of the decision making on approvals and compliance of all building and infrastructure in Grenada.
Age: 39 years
Languages: English and Spanish
Professional Licensure: Licensed Architect of Mexico 2012
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
Principal Architect / Owner | Dynamic Latitude.| Grenada | Jan 2020 to Present
Work description: Principal Architect responsible for design and planning for several 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
Current member of the Board of Directors of The Planning and Development Authority, Grenada-2022
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
Basic Graphics Designing
Coordination of Drawings
3Ds Max, Vray