Charles Rose Architects is an award-winning national practice known for its creative and holistic approach to architecture and landscape. Founded in 1990, the mid-sized studio maintains a diverse group of exceptionally talented designers. Our portfolio of work is broad, varying in type, scope, location and complexity. We are known for creating environments that are beautiful, functional, and sustainable. While the work has received acclaim for its artistic merits, we take great pride in our responsiveness to the concerns of our clients.
With surprising use of volumes, materials, and geometries, agile movements of spaces, and an active language of planes and lines, Rose creates dynamic, expressive architecture that reminds us that buildings can be both sensitive to their locale and embrace the timeless principles of geometry, material, light, and shadow.
Linda Lee, Charles Rose, Architect, Princeton Architectural Press
Charles Rose, FAIA
After graduating from Princeton University and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Charles Rose established his architectural practice with the intent to develop innovative yet contextually appropriate work. In over two decades, he has completed more than 50 buildings throughout the United States in widely varying settings: physical, ecological, cultural, and historic. The work’s inventiveness, coupled with exceptional craftsmanship, has kept him at the forefront of American design. His award-winning buildings have been praised for their form, orientation to site, and carefully composed experiential sequences as well as their sustainability and net-zero integration.
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How We Work
Our process is sensitive to the values and objectives of our clients and inclusive of different viewpoints and ideas. We find our best work grows out of collaboration and dialogue with our clients. We know that by extensively engaging the user, we gain a deeper understanding of the site, the program and our clients’ aspirations for the project. We find that the constructive and creative involvement of all participants leads to novel, imaginative solutions, and gives us the input we need to carry out highly responsive designs.
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Charles Rose and Charles Rose Architects Affiliations
Fellow, American Institute of Architects
Peer, GSA Design Excellence Program
Signatory, American Institute of Architecture 2030 Commitment
Member, American Institute of Architects
Member, Boston Society for Architecture
Member, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Member, U.S. Green Building Council
Member, Urban Land Institute
New York City, DDC Design Excellence Program
GSA, National Design Excellence Program
Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program
Best of Boston
Best of Houzz
Trust for Public Land
Site Design by Amanda Dellevigne in collaboration with Paul Voulgaris (67a2 Media)