Long Island-Based Design and Architecture Firm

The goal of CMC Design Architect, P.C. is the development of designs that respond to the needs and wishes of the client, comply with local zoning requirements, appreciate construction limitations, remain cost effective and respect the environment.  We are a small full-service firm with years of experience practicing in the New York City boroughs, Nassau and Suffolk counties.  Our projects have included residential alterations and enlargements, custom luxury home designs as well as commercial and institutional projects.  At CMC we enjoy working closely with clients to more fully understand their specific needs as we develop a design that is reflective of those needs.  All projects receive our undivided attention to detail essential to the successful completion of every project.

About Us

Gary Lenhart, R.A. A graduate of Cooper Union School of Architecture, Gary Lenhart, is the principal of the firm.  With a background in construction and the building inspection field he brings a practical understanding and appreciation for the on-site construction process.  The entire staff of CMC Design Architect, P.C. works closely with contractors and builders to assist in the successful realization of the design.


The primary function of the Architect is the assimilation of the various program requirements within the context of the specific site conditions and code and zoning limitations to achieve the project objective.  This entails the research and analysis of existing conditions as well as the development of the new design in compliance with the applicable zoning, construction and energy efficiency requirements.

Superstorm Sandy caused widespread devastation in our area.  The coastal community of Breezy Point, in Queens, was especially hard hit with both severe storm damage and flooding as well as a major fire during the height of the storm.  CMC Design Architect, P.C. has been designing new homes in the Breezy Point Cooperative for more than 25 years.  Immediately after the storm CMC worked closely with the management of the Cooperative and the various city agencies to help expedite the process of rebuilding Breezy.




Zoning Analysis and Code Compliance


Space Planning


Zoning and Variance Issues


Radius Maps



Technical Support

Two dimensional computer aided drafting and design along with three dimensional computer modeling software allows us to provide accurate and detailed construction documentation for code review and for the construction process.  The three dimensional modeling software enables us to offer our clients perspective drawings of their proposed projects as well as color renderings.

What Our Clients Say

“This was our first time ever working with an architect and Gary could not have been more helpful. After the design and permitting phases were completed, construction began.  I was with the NYFD at the time and was juggling a variety of contractors myself in order to save some money and he was with me every step of the way.  He even took the time to create a model of the roofline in order to show the contractor specific details of the design during construction. We were so happy with our experience my wife and I hosted a dinner party for the CMC staff.”
~ Eugene and Gail Clifford, Roxbury, NY
“Thank you for your patience and for all your time spent on our home.  We still LOVE it, every new person who sees it is amazed at its use of space and the open, airy feel it has.  The mud room is a big favorite, especially with the other moms…feel free to stop by and visit.” ~ Denise & Bob Esposito, Breezy Point, NY
“Gary Lenhart’s attention to detail and professionalism were key to the success of our project.  We were downsizing for our retirement years and he provided us with a compact, functional home that provides for all of needs.  We would highly recommend his services and have already sent some of our friends and business associates to him.” ~ Paul and Carol Beggins, Bay Shore, NY
Contact Us
For more information, references or to schedule an appointment call, fax or e-mail our office at Telephone:  516-378-9000 Fax:  516-378-7000  Office Location: One Broadcast Plaza, Suite 222 Merrick, NY 11566

Merrick, NY

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