Charles was born and raised in Cambridge where he completed a year of art school specialising in large scale sculpture installation. He began studying architecture at the University of Westminster under the tutelage of Assemble.
After graduating, he interned with Boyarsky Murphy Architects where he worked on international competitions. He also worked in conservation with Marcus Beale Architects and applied his skillset to construction site works in Sydney and London.
While at the LSA, Charles worked at AHMM on projects at various scales. He developed an interest in development economics which shaped his fifth-year thesis project: Local Capital. The project explored the relationship between architecture, space and capital by proposing a New Bank Headquarters in the Isle of Dogs. The vision of the project was to address wealth inequality and to regain community and public trust in financial support of local start-ups and social enterprise.
Charles will begin an MA in Philosophy while working freelance before he returns to complete his Part 3.