Chuck is the Founding Principal in charge of all operations of the firm and its team of talented professionals. With more than 25 years of experience as a licensed architect, his work includes many complex projects and buildings. Chuck’s philosophy is to treat each client with respect and focused attention and add creativity and value to every step from big concepts to small details. Read More
Chuck’s work has been honored with more than thirty-five design awards locally and nationally, and twenty-five awards for preservation and restoration projects. This recognition has led to residential commissions spanning from the Midwest to the West Coast. Projects include: expansion of a Spanish Mission Style private residence in the exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco, California; a new custom private residence in the resort community on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; renovation and expansion of a historical estate on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota; and multiple homes on the shores of Lake Michigan from Chicago’s North Shore to the dunes of western Michigan.
Chuck’s commercial experience encompasses retail, offices, educational, recreational and residential uses. Notable projects include Toyota Technological Institute at the University of Chicago Campus, Hill Mechanical Group Corporate Campus, Porter Pipe/Bulldog Cartage, Lalique Crystal boutiques in Chicago, Las Vegas and Beverly Hills, Merrick Pet Care Marketing Office, and Farley and Sathers Candy Company Corporate Offices. These projects demonstrate sensitivity to critical issues such as departmental relationships, public perception of facilities and organizational efficiencies with dynamic work environments utilizing Green Building materials and techniques.
Prior to launching a private practice in 1995, Chuck worked for other prestigious firms including Pappageorge Haymes Ltd. and Perkins & Will and was honored to teach an architectural drawing course at Michigan State University. He is the proud father of 3 boys, happily married to his high school sweetheart and enjoys volleyball, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, skiing and sharing laughs with friends.