Vincent Cusumano

Vincent Cusumano

Greenville, SC, US

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My name is Vincent Cusumano; I am a former history student and entrepreneur turned architect. Throughout my journey I have attempted to embody the spirit of the “renaissance man,” aspiring and working to be knowledgeable in a diverse number of subjects and skills.

My passion for architecture stems from my interest in the built environment of American cities and a yearning to leave a lasting legacy that looks to benefit future generations. I see myself as simply as a personable creator who, being the oldest of 5 siblings, has always sought to lead by example. I constantly strive to explore the unknown and adapt to meet the challenges that come from those experiences. Through the last several years I have made tremendous strides developing skills related to architecture and have created designs I am truly proud of along the way. Studying architecture and developing my passion has been an amazing experience and one that I enjoy sharing.


McMillan Pazdan Smith, Greenville, Graduate Architect

Architectural design work in Community, Corporate and Retail studios.
Submittal of construction documentation for permitting.
Extensive use of Revit software in all project documentation.
Extensive use of Bluebeam software for all PDF documentation.
Use of Vision application for time tracking.
Use of Sketchup for exterior design work.
Currently working towards architectural licensure.

Jan 2021 - current

Court Atkins Group, Bluffton, SC, Intern Architect

High quality residential design of low-country homes.
Generate graphic elements for presentation to architectural boards.
Extensive use of Revit and AutoCad to generate architectural drawings.
Experience with plantation housing organizations.

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Advent, Nashville, TN, US, Technical Design Intern

Create and revise production documentation created through AutoCad software
Site surveying and drawing verification
Extensive use of ReCap Software for site survey and elevation generation
Photoshop floor plans

Aug 2018 - Dec 2018

Ware Malcomb, Oak Brook, IL, US, Commercial Intern Architect

Prepare and revise several site plans simultaneously utilizing AutoCad software
Communication with real estate developers and brokers in order to create best product possible
Site analysis using Microsoft Excel
Zoning code research

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

Excellerate Inc., New York, NY, US, Founder

Founded small business with personal capital.
Created company logo design.
Manage day-to-day operations and financial reports.
Generate and file Plan/Work and Technical Report documents with NYC Building Department
Obtain permit issuance for Architects Structural/Mechanical Engineers and Plumbers.
Resolve plan examination objections by facilitating communications with Administrative Enforcement Unit at the NYC Department of Buildings.
Environmental Control Board violation dismissal.
NYC FDNY Document Filings for obtaining Fire Alarm and Sprinkler System permits.
Architectural and Engineering plan approval with delivery to site.
Plans Examination scheduling for licensed professionals.
Experience with Asbestos Certification.
Experience in certification of official government documents such as Certification of Occupancy, Managed application processes for Certification of No Harassment and a variety of other change of use permits.
Building Inspection Scheduling for Architectural work.
Client consultation regarding various filings.
Projects completed to standards of construction schedules and to clients' requirements.

Oct 2014 - Sep 2016

Vincent Cusumano Architect, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect and Office Manager

Managed accounts payable and receivable.
AIA Continuing Education examinations for company's license renewal in 27 states.
Vital part of the expansion VCA's small business by redesigning website.
Interacted with possible clients through newly established presence on social media.
Ran advertising campaign utilizing self-created banners for several project premises.
Reviewed resumes and vetted potential employees.
Established remote accessibility and wireless connectivity for visual aids during staff meetings.
Managed company communication systems.
Preliminary architectural section design work in AutoCad software.
Managed rendering companies for numerous projects.

Jan 2014 - Sep 2016


University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, MArch, Masters of Architecture

Enrolled in MArch 1 Program
Four year Masters of Architecture Program at UC's College of Design Architecture Art and Planning
Became well versed in design programs such as Revit, AutoCad, Rhino 6, VRay, Lumion and Sketchup
Became well versed in Adobe suite products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
Utilized Student Technology Lab and DAAP wood shop for 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, and woodworking in the construction of high quality models made of a wide variety of materials.
Co-op opportunities: Worked in 3 different architecture firms in Chicago, Nashville and Bluffton, SC.
Masters Thesis: ReGen Detroit - Using Modularity and Mobility to Revitalize the Motor City

Sep 2016 - May 2020

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, US, Bachelors, History

Four year liberal-arts program as an undergraduate with a focus in History.
Student athlete and team captain as a senior.
Major Thesis: The American Revolutionary Civil War: The Story of William Franklin and the Mid-Atlantic Loyalist.

Sep 2010 - May 2014

Areas of Specialization