Charlie O'Geen, M.Arch.


Charlie O'Geen is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Kendall College of Art and Design. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from SUNY Buffalo as well as a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

O’Geen’s work investigates the exploitation of existing site conditions for use as building systems, in opposition to conventional building practices which are materially consuming. Unconventionally, his work moves off paper and into the full-scale realities of site and material, and looks to expose and explore the opportunities of existing material energy.

Rather than starting with the formal visual properties of design, O’Geen’s process weighs the potential of conditions already present at the building site, creating experiments that develop fully mature material systems that grow from untapped resources in sites and materials.