Lachaba Carr Joseph
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
LACHABA CARR JOSEPH | ARCHITECT
Title of Architect | Mexico, 2012
Member of the Board of Directors
Planning and Development Authority of Grenada, 2022
Member of the Grenada Society of Architects, 2023
Mr. Lachaba Carr Joseph, Architect
Lachaba is a Grenadian born Architect, who spent most of his formative years in the small town of Gouyave and briefly in New York City before returning to Grenada to attend secondary school and community college. In 2006 on the basis of the destruction left by hurricane Ivan, Lachaba was selected to be the recipient of a national scholarship in Civil Engineering/Architectural studies in Mexico. Lachaba completed his studies in Architecture in 2010, and was later in 2012 granted professional Title of Architect in Mexico.
Since receiving the Title of Architect, Lachaba has worked in the architectural field for nearly 12 years, having worked as an Architect briefly in Mexico City and extensively in Grenada.
Lachaba started his career in the pursuit of Law and Accounting at A’Levels and was first employed in 2005 by Creative Designs Bld. & Co. Ltd, as an ACCA certified Accounts Technician, Level 1.
Nevertheless, with a childhood passion for architecture and later exposure to the inner workings of an established construction company as a young adult, while still employed Lachaba pursed a career change and returned the community college for night classes in architectural drafting, before being awarded a university scholarship for studies in this very field.
As an Architect, in 2012, Lachaba was employed as an Architect Designer for Fapresa Sa de Cv., the leading architectural pre-cast company in Mexico City. During this brief period, Lachaba prepared pre-cast shop drawings and quantification for a handful of high-rise accommodations, commercial and institutional buildings in Mexico City.
On returning to Grenada once more, in 2013, Lachaba was employed as an Associate Architect by the local award winning architectural practice, Caribbean Office of Co-Operative Architecture (COCOA). In 2020 Lachaba founded his own architectural practice, and has since been actively involved in the architectural design, planning and consultancy within the built environment of Grenada.
Throughout Lachaba's career both independently and working under award winning architectural practices, he has worked in the preparation of architectural planning and at times construction oversight for over seven dozen building projects, inclusive of civic, institutional, healthcare, hospitality, commercial, industrial and residential buildings, in addition to gated community and yacht marina development.
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 being part of the decision making on approvals and compliance of all building and infrastructure projects in Grenada.
Languages: English and Spanish
Professional Title: Legal Title of 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
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
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 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
Junior Designer for one of the leading precast firm 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
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
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
Current member of the Grenada Society of Architects-2023
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