Curtis B. Wayne

Curtis B. Wayne

New York, NY, US



I have been a principal designer, construction administration troubleshooter, facilities manager, owner's rep, principal of my own niche practice, senior mentor, office administrator, and all-around good guy to have in the office. For the last twenty years I've focused on best practices, vetting other practices' work, while also - as time and opportunity presents itself - undertaking my own work.


CB Wayne Architect, New York, NY, US, Principal

Building technology with an emphasis on energy modeling, sensitive historic preservation, theoretical research and writing. Published the series of essays "The Shape of Things That Work: The Fourth Architecture" - which is available via; and will serve as the outline for an upcoming eponymously-titled television series on the Discovery channel.

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Jan 2012 - current

COOKFOX, New York, NY, US, Senior technical architect

Senior technical advisor to 50 person firm, mentoring junior staff in best practices, advising on building code issues, and ensuring coordination between disciplines, with the occasional design crit.

Feb 2011 - Nov 2012

Norwalk Community Technical College, Norwalk, CT, US, Professor - Structures

Teaching Structures to professional track students in a community technical college. Most gratifying was having my students achieve placement in full-term B.Arch programs after graduation.

Jan 2010 - May 2011

Construction & Design Analytics, Norwalk, CT, US, Principal

Independent practice as construction consultant, with a focus on construction administration troubleshooting.

Oct 2008 - Feb 2011

Perkins Eastman, New York Mills, NY, US, Senior construction administrator and quality assurance program leader

Developed QA/QC processes for 100+ person health care studio in one of the largest firms in NYC. Concurrent with these duties, senior project manager for healthcare projects and construction administration activities.

Nov 2007 - Oct 2008

IVI International, White Plains, NY, US, Vice President - Project Management Oversight

Vetting of projects to "box risk" on behalf of construction lenders for real estate development projects ranging from $12MM to $2BN, including review and commentary on budgets, schedules, contract document sufficiency, Owner/consultant agreements, time schedules; with subsequent monthly monitoring of construction of adherence to approved documents and standard industry practices.

Apr 2003 - Nov 2007

Newman Architects, New Haven, CT, US, Senior construction manager and construction administrator

QA/QC staff, with senior project management duties, primarily for post-secondary educational/institutional work.

Sep 2001 - Feb 2003


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Concentration on real estate development, construction management and acoustical engineering.

Sep 1975 - Jun 1976

The Cooper Union, New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Awarded the Abraham E Kazan Fund Prize for Urban Design Studies

Sep 1970 - Jun 1975


Abraham E Kazan Fund Prize for Urban Design Studies - Cooper Union, Scholarship


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