Charles D. Jones received his Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University in 2006. Within the span of the last five years, Charles has had the opportunity to participate and contribute to both professional and educational institutions of architecture.
Notably, from 2007-2009, Charles served as an intern architect with Gehry Partners LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he focused on the 3D development and rationalization of complex exterior cladding assemblies for a variety of large scale projects. These include the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France; Brooklyn Nets Basketball Arena in Brooklyn, New York; and the Guggenheim Museum in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.
Academically, Charles has taught as an adjunct professor at LSU and, most recently, served as the material + digital lab instructor and adjunct lecturer at the American University of Sharjah, located north of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. While at American University of Sharjah, notable contributions included the procurement, installation, and management of a multi-million dollar digital fabrication facility. In addition, Charles’ digital design seminars played a key role in establishing an ongoing academic relationship with Gehry Technologies of Abu Dhabi through the introduction of integral computer-aided, parametric design techniques.
Charles’ current work investigates collaborative, multi-disciplinary fabrication techniques as tools of inquiry that aim to establish a more transparent dialogue between the levity of ideas and the gravity of their fabrication.