Charles Lent

Charles Lent

New York, NY, US

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Charles Lent is a skilled designer and licensed architect with a passion for sustainable design and green building practices.

Currently employed at COOKFOX Architects in New York, Charles has been an integral part of the team since September 2018. In this role, he has demonstrated his expertise in delivering construction documentation, design development, and schematic designs for a range of projects including single-family renovations and new homes as well as multifamily interiors, and ground-up work. Charles utilizes software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, and V-Ray to effectively bring his design concepts to life.

Prior to joining COOKFOX, Charles worked at Spacesmith as a designer from September 2017 to August 2018. During this time, he collaborated with teams to successfully execute projects, providing construction documentation, design development, and schematic designs for corporate interiors, retail spaces, lobbies, and exterior renovations. Charles's proficiency in various software platforms ensured efficient project delivery and outcomes.

Charles also brings valuable experience as a senior estimator for Commercial Stone Fabricators from February 2012 to November 2017. In this role, he led the estimation process for a millwork company specializing in multi-family residential projects. His responsibilities included take-offs, project tracking, organization, phasing, walkthroughs, and sign-offs.

Furthermore, Charles has interned at Gensler, a renowned firm in New York City. During his internship from May 2016 to August 2016, he provided support to project managers in the interior architecture studio. His tasks included 3D modeling and documentation using Revit, creating renderings with 3ds Max, V-Ray, and Photoshop, and preparing presentation packages using InDesign, Illustrator, and Bluebeam.

Prior to his professional career, Charles gained experience as an experiential fabricator at Abel + McCallister from July 2013 to October 2015. During this time, he demonstrated his creativity and craftsmanship by imagining and building production sets for various multi-performance event spaces in Brooklyn, New York.

Charles holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The City College of New York, where he honed his skills and acquired a solid foundation in architecture. In addition to his formal education, he has earned several certifications, including LEED AP Building Design + Construction and WELL AP from the U.S. Green Building Council and the International WELL Building Institute.


COOKFOX, New York, NY, US, Architect

Sep 2018 - current

Spacesmith, New York, NY, US, Junior Deaigner

As an Architectural Designer, I worked in teams to deliver construction documentation, design development, and schematic designs for corporate interiors, retail stores/showrooms, lobbies, as well as exterior renovations. Production methods include: Revit, AutoCad, and Rhino.

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

Commercial Stone Fabricators, St. Petersburg, FL , Lead Estimator (Independent Contractor)

Lead Estimator: Project tracking, take-offs, spread sheets, project over view, project organization, team management.

Assistant project manager: Project walk through, punch list, sign off, phase organization, labor organization.

Blue Beam, project management, team management, take-offs.

Jan 2012 - Sep 2017

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Intern

Assisted Project Managers with preparation of design documentation, renderings, physical models, revit models, design options, specifications and construction documentation.

Revit, 3ds Max, Rhino, Auto Cad, Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, Laser Cutting, Blue Beam

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Abel McCallister Design, Brooklyn, NY, US, Freelance Fabricator

Imagined and built production sets for a range of multi-performance event spaces.

Jul 2013 - Oct 2015

FZAD Architecture & Design, New York, NY, US, Intern

Assisted Project Architect with preparation of design documentation, design options, specifications and construction documentation.

AutoCad, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp, Drafting

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

Closets By Design, St. Petersburg, FL, US, Installer

Custom fabrication and installation of high end, detailed organization systems.

Sep 2007 - Feb 2011


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2012 - Jun 2017

St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL, Architectural Technology

Aug 2010 - Jun 2012


McGraw-Hill Construction’s Annual Scholarship, Scholarship

McGraw-Hill Construction’s Annual Scholarship
Established in 2004 by McGraw-Hill in honor of Frank J. Sciame, Jr. ’74 (B.Arch.), this scholarship rotates annually between the School of Architecture and the School of Engineering.


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