Chuck has strong family ties in Switzerland, where the rich fabric of life, as well as the tapestry of buildings, people, and culture first mesmerized him as a child. He was fascinated by the design mix of medieval and modern imagery.

To help pay his way through college at the Rhode Island School of Design, Chuck worked painting the galleries at the school’s art museum, which houses one of the largest collegiate fine art collections in the country. He was profoundly affected by the power that made each piece of artwork unique.

Upon graduation in 1984, Robert L. Harper, FAIA, a founding partner of Centerbrook’s predecessor firm Moore Grover Harper, and adjunct faculty member at RISD, invited him to join Centerbrook.

Chuck is an architect intent on infusing the familiar with the distinctive by delving deeply into the history of both client and place. He shares with his clients a penchant for exploration that’s rooted in the travels of his childhood.

While he is a sought after residential architect, Chuck also has more than 35 years of experience designing a variety of cultural and academic buildings for clients, such as Stepping Stone Museum for Children in Norwalk, The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Mystic Seaport Museum Thompson Exhibition Building, Quinnipiac University, and Dartmouth College. Chuck is currently involved with a student center and dining project at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, and in the planning of expansions for the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme and Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington.

Articles he’s written on library design in the digital age have been widely published, and his recent portfolio includes the design of libraries in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Projects he has worked on have won more than 20 design awards.

Chuck was named senior director in 2014 and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association. He is a regular visiting critic, panelist, and guest lecturer at both RISD, and Massachusetts College of Art.