Charles G. Mueller

Charles G. Mueller, AIA, ALA

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 happy accidents resulting from the mix of medieval and modern building elements. Throughout his career, Chuck has been focused on infusing the familiar with the unexpected by delving deeply into the history of both client and place.

Upon receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design 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.

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 Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum, 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.

Away from the office, Chuck’s passions include cycling, hiking, woodworking, and pulling the best espresso shots this side of the Atlantic.