LEED Accredited Professional - United States Green Building Council (USGBC)
Beginning his career in London, Mr. Kent has worked in exterior restoration for the last 10 years. Mr. Kent received a degree in Building Surveying in the UK, which focuses on the aftercare and adaptation of existing buildings and exteriors. His work experience spans a full range of construction typologies from social housing to high profile NYC landmarked properties such as the Park Avenue Armory and The Knox Hat Building at 452 Fifth Avenue.
Mr. Kent’s experience has lead to a thorough understanding of not only building exteriors, but their construction, operations, and systems of interiors. His multifaceted experience makes him a skilled project coordinator, working closely with consultants and communicating with clients. Starting his career with the maintenance of public schools in the UK, Mr. Kent now leads the KTA office as a Senior Project Manager. From serving as Project Lead for buildings such as the 40-story The Park Laurel Condominium, to working with Junior Project Managers, Mr. Kent brings his expertise and strong communication skills to every aspect of his work.
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Park Lane at Seaview, Staten Island, NY - 2016-Ongoing Park Lane, formerly the Nurses’ Residence for the Seaview Hospital, was originally constructed in 1913 with an addition completed in 1932. The building was brought back from ruin under a major exterior restoration project which was completed in 2009. Since the completion of the restoration, the building has developed leaks and areas of exterior deterioration. Kamen Tall Architects was retained to assess the existing condition of the building, create a phased maintenance and repair plan, and execute the phased repairs as the property’s architect.
The Park Laurel - 2012-2015 The Park Laurel is a forty-story residential tower located in the Upper West Side-Central Park West Historic District. The tower is a 2002 addition which sits atop the New York City YMCA, originally constructed between 1928-1930. The project began with achieving Local Law 11 compliance and, due to several unsafe conditions, has expanded to large-scale maintenance and repair work throughout the building. Despite the recent construction of the tower, it is exhibiting building-wide failures resulting in unsafe conditions and interior leaks. Mr. Kent is responsible for creating the scope of repair work and is responsible for overseeing its execution.
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY – February 2007- May 2012 The project was a conversion of the existing Seventh Regiment Armory into a premier performing arts venue. The firm integrated modern facilities into the existing spaces while preserving the prestigious interior design of artists such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White and the Herter Brothers. Mr.Kent’s role included extensive room-by-room historical archival research and on site condition assessments and management of design decisions, working closely with the design architect Herzog De Meuron. Project completed with PBDW.
Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Bachelors of Science (Hons) in Building Surveying