Charles Boyd

Charles Boyd

Oakland, CA, US




Design Draw Build Inc., Oakland, Project Manager

Jan 2023 - current

Toya Studio, San Francisco, Designer

Working closely with architect John Toya on high-craft custom homes and remodels in the San Francisco Bay area.

Sep 2016 - Aug 2019

Cary Bernstein Architect, San Francisco, CA, US, Associate

Designing, documenting and permitting high-end modern residential projects in and around the Bay Area.

Jun 2015 - Sep 2017

Bentley & Boyd, San Francisco, CA, US, Partner

Designing and fabrication of small-scale architectural, industrial and graphic design projects

Sep 2013 - Aug 2016

Richard Beard Architects, San Francisco, CA, US, Contract Designer

Assisting part-time with design and documentation on large custom homes.

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

BAR Architects & Interiors, San Francisco, CA, US, Designer

Producing drawing sets for a variety of building types, with an emphasis on multi-family and mixed-use projects. I learned a great deal about detailing, documentation, and coordinating consultants.

Nov 2012 - Sep 2014

DGT Architects, Paris, France, Design Intern

Involved in various stages of the design process on a wide variety of project types, from student housing to opera staging to auto dealership interiors. Primarily my job was modeling (analog and digital) and graphic representation of projects.

Jan 2011 - Jul 2011


The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, UCL Biochemical Engineering, London, MArch, Bio-integrated Design

Working with bio-based and bio-receptive materials in order to lessen the building industry's environmental footprint and support biodiversity in the built environment.

Jan 2021 - current

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Best in Show Thesis Prize
Art and Sustainability concentrations

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011




Best in Show Thesis Prize, Award

My thesis project at Cal Poly SLO was given one of a handful of "Best in Show" thesis prizes.


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