Founder, Atelier Siletz Architecture and As Development
Charles is the founder of Atelier Siletz Architecture and As Development, an interdisciplinary firm operating at the intersection of architecture, community and social equity. Charles is a registered Architect in California and Oregon and previously worked at Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects in San Francisco. He received his Masters of Architecture from UC Berkeley, where he was the recipient of the Malcom Reynolds Memorial Fellowship.
Charles recently joined the AAU faculty and is teaching a 3rd year online design studio (ARH 350). His interest in architecture, design and development stems from his passion for societal inclusion. Charles is a Native American tribal member from the Siletz Tribe in Oregon. Through his cultural upbringing, he realized the inequality that exists for many people throughout society.
With a passion to make a positive social impact through design, Charles founded Atelier Siletz to help underserved communities become stakeholders in their own neighborhood. By teaching people how to invest and develop their own architecture, they create value, income and affordability that benefits their families and communities for multiple generations. The Atelier Siletz team works alongside these community members throughout the entire process; including planning, financial sourcing, architecture, and construction.