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Charles Newman’s work as a designer and researcher integrates capital-intensive development initiatives with the programmatic goals of international NGOs, non-profits, and community partners.


With experience rooted in international development and humanitarian aid, Charles has employed community-driven and data-driven design strategies to define construction efforts in rural areas working to rebuild post-conflict, in refugee camps seeking build inclusive public spaces, and within urban informal settlements confronting economic hardship and climate disruption. In addition to architectural design services, Charles provides energy modeling and Passive House Certification consulting, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) strategy, and is a certified Playground Safety Inspector.


Charles Newman has guest lectured and served as a design critic at numerous universities including Pratt Institute, Harvard University, Columbia University, Peking University, and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Charles graduated Cum Laude from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Architecture, and earned a Masters in Design Studies with a focus in Risk and Resilience, with distinction, from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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