Charles Mitchem

Charles Mitchem

Work History

Work History
Jul 2009 - Present

Interior Architect/Designer

Jacobs

Overseeing development of Revit-based Furniture Procuremen, Installation, and Move Management tool for 6,000 workstation sustainable design interior renovation with historic preservation components.  Design and test computer interface for data entry and quality control, delegate and supervise junior team members, coordinate client and field-generated changes.  Develop and control all construction administration phase sketches, set up all drawing issues and bulletins, and enforce adherence to project CAD and BIM standards.

Jun 2007 - Jan 2009

Architectural Designer / Junior Project Architect

Gensler

Education

Education
Aug 2001 - May 2005

Master of Architecture

Illinois Institute of Technology
Jun 1999 - Aug 1999

Career Discovery Program

Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Developed 5 design ideas over intensive two-month program.  Course work topics addressed diverse topics, including, but not limited to: integration of mechanical systems, site planning and design, historic preservation, and incorporating new computer technology for modelling and creating graphics. 

The final project was a proposal for an urban infill site on Massachusetts Avenue.  My project was the only mid-rise proposal, that aimed to free up as much of the land for public uses, per the brief, and that used the north-south orientation of the building to maximize seasonal insolation practices for maximizing passive heating in winter and reducing energy consumption for lighting and other uses year round.

Harvard GSD convinced me that my obsession with detail, craft, sustainability, sensitivity to the existing fabric, and interest in pushing the technical envelope all meant that I was meant to be an architect.