Charles Canfield

Charles Canfield

New York, NY, US

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I have had diverse collegiate and professional exposure to the field of architecture. Within the M.Arch curriculum at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, I pursued course work that aligned with my interests in the field, including historic preservation, Inclusive Design and Urban Design graduate research studios. During my three-year tenure at BMS Design Studio in Buffalo, New York, I gained increasing responsibility for the design and re-use of industrial structures of historic significance. Under the guidance and mentorship of my employer, BMS Design successfully authored three comprehensive part-two applications for historic tax credit compliant renovations totaling $40 million dollars. Within the shell of these historic structures, I assisted through all stages of development, through completion, while coordinating directly with clients. At the Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service, I had the unique and engaging experience of meticulously documenting and delineating structures of national importance. I currently am employed as a Project Manager by Kushner Studios, a full service, New York based firm.


Kushner Studios, New York, NY, US, Project Manager, Junior Architect

Feb 2019 - current

BMS Design Studio, Buffalo, NY, US, Intern Architect

_Assisted in design efforts through all stages of development for various projects including the adaptive reuse of 5 separate industrial structures totaling 200,000sf and a a rehab cost of roughly $40 million into commercial and manufacturing entities containing a software development company, ceramic manufacturer, orthodontic laboratory, commercial kitchen incubator, breweries and restaurants .
_Oversaw architectural building surveys of existing historic structures and delineated plans, elevations and window details of several historic structures. Authored approved Part 2 and 3 Historic Certification applications including written statements of historic significance in accordance with SHPO and NPS guidelines.
_Developed schematic design compositions for various prospective tenants including a salon, and various restaurants and offices while coordinating directly with clients.

Sep 2016 - Dec 2018

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

_Collaborated with a team of faculty and colleagues at weekly meetings and actively contributed to the course material and grading of ARC-211 American Diversity and Design.
_Facilitated student participation through discussions pertaining to weekly modules for 5 groups of 9-12 students.

Jan 2017 - May 2018

Heritage Documentation Programs at National Park Service, Washington, DC, US, Intern Architect

_Drafted key plans, elevations, sections and details of Meuse-Argonne American WW1 Cemetery and Memorial (HALS US-2) and Ainse-Marne American Cemetery (HALS US-3) in accordance with the American Battle Monuments Commission for publication to the Library of Congress archives in collaboration with federal historians, technicians, architects and landscape architects.
_Conducted HAER/HALS survey of Washington D.C.'s National Tidal Basin and surrounding landscape. Laser scanning equipment and photogrammetry and panoramic photography were utilized to document the site in a team and then processed and used to complete a comprehensive set of measured drawings and 3D models.

May 2015 - Aug 2017


University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Architecture and Planning

Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, BArch, Architecture and Planning

Sep 2011 - Dec 2016


ASTC/USITT Theatre Renovation Challenge, 1st Place

_Digitally drafted existing condition plans, sections and elevations of the historic Buffalo Cyclorama Building and developed key drawings, renderings and models of the manipulated structure into a theoretical performance space for Shakespeare in Delaware Park to be presented to a panel of professionals.


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