Charles McCandless Jr

Charles McCandless Jr

New York, NY, US



  • High-performing project manager with a track record of ensuring projects are delivered to the finest quality by effectively organizing, managing and utilizing all resources
  • A focused and trained architect who completed all parts of NCARB's license exams
  • Excellent knowledge of architectural design principles, patterns and practices
  • Energetic, trusted, and detail-oriented strategic solutions provider with outstanding project conflict management skills
  • Confident communicator with strong interpersonal and analytical skills; relates well with people at all levels, working in a fast paced, hands-on, growth oriented work environment


ABC Home, New York, NY, US, Lighting and Pure Furniture Specialist

• Functioned as point of contact for all lighting queries
• Built lighting specification database for all store fixtures
• Promptly resolved any problems with customer and facilitated vendor claims
• Upholstery product development
• Professionally advised key clients such as such as Julia Haart of La Perla and Jeff Lewis of Flipping Out

Jun 2012 - current

The Conran Shop, New York, NY, US, Lighting Sales Manager

• Assisted customers with lighting product selection and application; ensured lighting appearance
• Built and maintained customer relationship while increasing profit for department

Mar 2011 - Jun 2012

Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects, Savannah, GA, US, Architectural Project Manager

• Handled site reconnaissance and CAD based CD Production
• Prepared file documents for historical district review and building permits

Jan 2010 - Oct 2010

City of Savannah, Savannah, GA, US, Head Rigger

• Run crew to install steel cable in roofing grid
• Focus and run truss spotlight
• Carpenter for Stage Construction

Apr 2008 - Oct 2010

Ogletree Design and Construction, Savannah, GA, US, Architectural Project Manager

• Completed detailing for backlog of construction documents
• Proposed design options to clients for design/build projects

Mar 2008 - Apr 2008

Gonzalez Architects, Savannah, GA, US, Architectural Project Manager

• Coordinate documents and deadlines with out-of-state contractors, engineers and interior designers. • Complete construction documents, details & addendum.

Sep 2006 - Mar 2008

Burgdahl & Graves AIA Architects, Gretna, LA, US, Architectural Project Manager

• Walk through application and pick up emergency permit for Hurricane Katrina recovery.
• Retrieve site measurements, details and photographs of existing conditions.
• Complete construction documents and details.

Oct 2005 - Jul 2006

Pierce Paxton Design Studio, New Orleans, LA, US, Computer Aided Design

• Refine free-hand drawings into detailed construction documents of lighting fixtures while expanding the product line into a series.
• Give feedback to overseas factories on samples.

Jan 2004 - Aug 2005

Stage Right Productions/Event Service,Inc., Baton Rouge, LA, US, Stagehand and Rigger

• Install structural, lighting, sound and video components for live events.

Jan 1999 - Jan 2004

Howard Montgomery Steger Architects, New Orleans, LA, US, Drafter

• Revise as-builds for University of North Carolina School of Music while moonlighting as a stagehand.

Jun 2000 - Aug 2000

Jay Ray McDermott, Inc., Marine Division, Morgan City, LA, US, Barge Project Administrator

• Order and enforce manifest for crew change.
• Audit payroll schedule with critical path.
• Document critical path.
• Inspector and client liaison.

Mar 1998 - Aug 1998


Louisiana State University, BArch, Architecture

minor in Audio Visual Arts

Aug 1994 - May 2002

Areas of Specialization