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Award-winning architecture and design excellence since 2000

Company profile

The Caribbean Office of Co-Operative Architecture (COCOA) is an award-winning firm which was founded in 2000 by Grenadian architects Bryan Bullen and Trevor Bullen. Since its inception, COCOA has been at the forefront of the architectural profession in the Caribbean and has garnered a reputation for design excellence through progressive work that engages our experiences of contemporary culture.

Architecture

COCOA have amassed an expansive portfolio to include large scale master planning developments, resorts, commercial and institutional buildings, in addition to multiple private residences. Our collaboration with engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors and other specialist consultants using state of the art technology has assured best practices; while our commitment to environmental protection, and providing sustainable design solutions has culminated in successful projects which meets and exceeds client’s expectations.

Architectural Services include:

  • Pre-conceptual Design Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Program Studies
  • Site Evaluation
  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Design
  • Exhibit Design
  • Project Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • Design/Build
  • Appraisals

Planning

We are committed to providing responsible planning solutions for existing and future developments. We believe that good planning saves money and resources, while strengthening businesses and communities. To accommodate the needs of individual clients, we often do short term and long term planning proposals, allowing work to be phased and providing flexibility within the overall Master Plan.

We pay particular attention to the environmental impacts of designs and are dedicated to preserving natural resources and providing sustainable design solutions.

Planning Services include:

  • Environmental Assessment
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Urban Design
  • Master Plans
  • Phasing
  • Development Guidelines
  • Infrastructure planning

Meet our team

Bryan BullenDirector
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Bryan Bullen is an award-winning architect, with a background in Industrial Design and Art. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989 from the Ontario College of Art and Design (O.C.A.D) and his Master of  Architecture in 1995 from the world renown Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC). Bryan operated his design practice, Analog in Toronto and has worked in the offices of Ellerbe Beckett in Los Angeles and Roger Turton Associates in Trinidad and Tobago. He has also provided architectural consultancy to the Louisiana Museum in Denmark. Upon his return to Grenada, he started the firm (COCOA) completing several residential and commercial projects (including the critically acclaimed Sankofa residence, Munding residence and the Grenada House of Parliament).

Lachaba Joseph
Lachaba JosephArchitect
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Josh Fletcher
Josh FletcherArchitectural Technician
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Sabrina ThomasAdministrative Assistant
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Donwyn Noel
Donwyn NoelArchitectural Technician
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Consultants

Trevor BullenArchitect
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Charlotte KraemerInterior Architect
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Davel FernandezCivil & Structural Engineer
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Rufus BethelQuantity Surveyor
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Activities & Professional Associations

2000 - Present
Member - Grenada Institute of Architects
NYC, 2000
Moderator - Blacklines Magazine Conference on Diversity in Architecture
2002 - Present
Member - Grenada National Trust
2003 - 2005
Member - National Cultural & Heritage Advisory Committee Grenada
2004
Lecturer - 2nd FCAA (Caribbean Federation of Architects’ Associations) Congress
Lecturer - Building and Interiors Trade Show, Trinidad and Tobago
2008
Member - NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Accreditation Team

Regional and International Experience

The collective experience of our team has included the following countries: Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Anguilla, Cuba, Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands, Denmark, UK, & USA.

 

Awards

Bernard L. Spanier Scholarship
Organization of American States Fellowship
Harvard University Community Service Fellowship
Arnold H. Vollmer Fellowship
James Souverine Gallo Memorial Scholarship
Dorothy Stevens Award
Nora E. Vaughan Award
George A. Reid Award
Ontario Craft Council Design Scholarship
Canada Council for the Arts Artist in Residency Grant
ABS Caribbean Construction Award 2010
Competition Winner – Lowther’s Lane Government Office Complex
Competition Winner – Grenada House of Parliament