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2004 – Present
Charles Lauster Architect, P.C.

Christidis, Lauster & Radu Architects, P.C.

Mr. Lauster has directed the work of his firm for over twenty-five years. In that time he has completed residential, commercial and institutional projects in the northeast United States and in Europe. His first project was the Chung Pak Building in New York, a mixed use structure of low income elderly housing, a child care center, a clinic and shops. Recent work includes a five story apartment and townhouse complex in Brooklyn and the Nan Shan Building, a ten story social services building in Flushing. In between he has designed houses and apartments in New York, Washington, D.C and Boston. The office designed one of the largest primary care facilities in New York, the 60,000 square foot Union Health Center and has built the largest pet surgery clinic in the city. The firm’s work in Europe includes the Petrom Building, a commercial office structure in Bucharest, Romania, and work for the United States Embassy in Rome.

CLA also does urban design studies. The firm has studied Manhattan’s West Side, Chiantown and Willets Point in Queens.

Currently, Mr. Lauster was a partner with Quadriad Realty Partners, a real estate development firm in New York City.

Mr. Lauster was the Director of the Pergolis Urban Gallery at the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute of Baruch College from 2003 to 2006. The gallery presented urban planning issues concerning New York City. He was also part of the Institute’s research group.

I.M Pei & Partners, New York
Raffles City, Singapore
Bank of China, Hong Kong
Fragrant Hill Hotel, Beijing, China

Andrea Leer & Associates, Boston, MA

Harvard Graduate School of Design
M. Arch., 1978

Brown University
A.B. Chinese Studies, 1969 

Peace Corps Korea
October 1969 – February 1973

Peter Kincl
Senior Associate

Charles Lauster Architect, P.C.
Senior Associate

Lauster & Radu Architects, P.C.
Senior Associate

Mr. Kincl is the chief of design and the director of the office’s quality control program. He has been with CLA since its inception. His projects extend from the Chung Pak Building of 1992 to the Dorobanti Building of 2005 and The Nan Shan Building of 2010.

Mr. Kincl has set the office standards for production and quality control in construction documents. His innovative review and coordination procedures have contributed to the firms reputation for excellence.

Mr. Kincl is also the director of CLA’s High Performance Energy Design Program. This program evaluates our projects’ energy performance and develops strategies to increase that performance.

SITE Projects, Inc., NY, NY

Castro-Blanco, Piscioneri & Associates, NY, NY

Warner Burns Toan & Lunde, NY, NY

Columbia University,
Graduate School of Architecture & Planning
March, 1977

Columbia University, B.A. Art History, 1974

Passive House Institute, US, 2009

New York State Architectural License