Charles studied at the Architectural Association in London, before being recruited in 1984, at the founding of the renowned London practice Munkenbeck and Marshall.
He worked on a number of high profile projects over the next 14 years, including shops for Yohji Yamamoto and Iceberg, a company headquarters and daylight studio for Metro Imaging and interiors for the illustrator Colin Barnes.
Urban projects include work with the architect Aldo van Eyck (published Casa Bella) and the recent competition for the Commonwealth Institute in London.
Charles is a founding director of HEAT Architects. heat-architecture.com