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charles crain architect, inc.
charles hugh crain aia leed ap
With over four decades of experience Charles was a VP and Studio Leader for an international design firm
for the eight years prior to forming his own consultancy in 2008. His role involved business development/
marketing, winning high quality projects, building/maintaining client relationships, leadership of project
teams to achieve design excellence and sustainability for projects such as: the private and public
workplace, strategic programming/planning, interior architecture/FF&E, mixed-use and urban design/
master planning. During that time, Charles also developed and implemented an initiative that created a
stand-alone Interiors Studio to not only service all the firm's Southwest market sector needs, but also
pursue its own projects and those with other architects.
In the area of Thought Leadership, he was embedded in a National Practice Group focused on the
specialties of his Market Sector, both architecture and interiors, that conducted research, developed case
studies and presentations, shared knowledge, staff skills and strategic initiatives across the firm’s many
Throughout his career he has served in various roles as Principal-in-Charge, Project Director or Project
Manager on major projects, internationally, nationally or regionally recognized through awards and
publications. Early in his career he was principal of his own firm for seven years. It consisted of 12
persons and focused on small to medium scale architecture, as well as interiors/FFE projects.
Charles has been an Instructor of Architecture at university level, served as a staff columnist for a
business magazine and a weekly regional newspaper covering architecture and real estate issues. As a
member of various professional organizations, his community service has also included participation with
non-profit business and arts organizations. The breadth of his portfolio includes corporate headquarters,
public/private administration and developer-driven office facilities, re-positioning and adaptive re-use, as
well as other special use projects, such as courts, museums, financial, and hospitality.
His current role is a management position with Arquitectonica as a Vice President on a super-tall mixed
use high-rise TOD project in the Brickell District of Miami. Other ongoing projects include large scale
developments in Florida.
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