Charles Marr

Charles Marr

Santa Rosa, CA, US



Is your firm’s body of work well documented and recognized throughout the industry like an iPhone?  If the answer is "yes" and you’re looking for an exceptional Intermediate Architect with experience in a demanding and collaborative design practice to help you successfully represent demanding clients and fortify your firm’s ability to deliver projects on time and on schedule, look no further.

That’s why we should meet.  I could tell you how successful I’ve been in serving architects, interior designers, and clients alike, but why not allow my record to speak for its’ self?

1. In December of 2006, an interior designer with whom I had previous working experience recommended me to his retail client, Madison-Bleu (a women’s retail clothing store in Tustin, California.)  The interior designer, EV Design, cited my proven organization, communication, collaboration, design chemistry, and experience representing clients and projects with tight budgets through all phases of design and construction as reasons his client should hire me.  I was selected and successfully represented the client from Schematic Design, including concept development, through the bidding process and Construction Administration.  The project was successfully completed on time and on budget ($150,000) in August of 2007.

2. In July of 2007, I was recommended by an architect, Dennis Flynn Architects, to an interior designer, Jordon Freemont Enterprises, who was behind schedule on completing the interior design packages for three new large commercial projects for Keyes Automotive Group.  The architect felt I’d be a strong fit to help the interior designer because of my proven ability to complete a clear set of working drawings efficiently, exceptional organization skills, experienced communication with engineers, consultants, contractors, and fabricators, and effective collaboration in a project team while working independently to meet deadlines.  I was able to bring all three projects back on schedule in three focused and dedicated weeks.  We successfully collaborated through the completion of three multimillion dollar dealerships with aggressive schedules; Keyes Lexus (completed January 2008), Keyes Hyundai (completed July 2008), and Keyes Audi (completed December 2009.)

You get the idea: I’ve repeatedly worked on diverse scale projects to achieve the goals and expectations of demanding owners, architects, and interior designers to deliver projects on time and on budget even in the face of challenging budgets and aggressive schedules.  I’ve developed the experience, vision, and leadership to help your practice deliver the service and quality your clients expect and you demand from your staff.

Willing to relocate at my own expense for the right long term opportunity.


Freelance Architect/ Design Consultant, Architect/ Project Manager/ Project Designer

Principle practitioner of a small collaborative, engaging, process driven, transparent, and service driven architecture firm focused on sustainable design solutions.

A full service practice emphasizing client service, design, and project representation through all project phases including; planning and entitlements, construction documentation, bidding or negotiations, construction administration, and project close out.

Managed project teams of two to ten on single family and multifamily residential, commercial, retail, mixed-use, K-12 education, and exhibition project types.


• “Core Project" Design Competition, Sponsored by The City of Sebastopol and the American Institute of Architects, Redwood Empire Chapter, Sebastopol, CA – Steering Committee Member 2011,

• 1020 Union St., Condominium Remodel, San Francisco, California - Architect, Under Construction September 2011

• Laws Residence, a solar arbor over an existing baci ball court, Santa Rosa, CA – Architect/ Project Designer, Completed July 2011

• Doran Residence, Sonoma County Permit Penalty Waiver Program, Sebastopol, California - Architect, in process August 2011

• Seid Residence, Kitchen Remodel and Landscape Design, Los Angeles, CA - Architect, Under Construction May 2011

• Healdsburg Memorial Veterinarian Clinic 19.8 kilowatt DC roof mounted solar system, Healdsburg, California - Architect, Completed October 2010

• “Classroom of The Future” Design Competition, Sponsored by Architecture for Humanity, School Partner Environmental Charter High School, Lawndale, CA – Architect/ Project Designer, Short Listed May 2009

• “Shop Shack” Design Competition, Anton Arts Center at the Andrew Carnegie Library, Mount Clemons, Michigan – Project Designer, October 2009

• 351/ 50 Proposed Office Building (Un-built), Saigon, Vietnam - Design Architect, 2009

• Keyes Audi, New Building, Van Nuys, California - Interior Design Consultant, Completed December 2008

• Keyes Hyundai, Remodel, Van Nuys, California - Design Consultant, Completed June 2008

• Keyes Lexus, New Building, Van Nuys, California - Interior Design Consultant, Completed February 2008

• Schubert Residence New Construction (Un-built), Venice, California - Architect/ Project Designer, 2008

• Shelton Residence Remodel/ Addition (Un-built), Ventura, California - Project Designer/ Project Manager, 2007

• Madison Bleu, “The District”, Tustin, California - Associate Project Designer, Completed August 2007

• Klein Residence Remodel, Los Angeles, California - Project Designer/ Fabricator, Completed November 2007

• Portland Courtyard Housing Design Competition, Portland Oregon - Project Designer, November 2007

• “O” Wine Bar + Restaurant (Un-built), Denver, Colorado - Project Designer

May 2005 - current

Studio Dig Architects, Associate Designer/ Project Manager/ Job Captain

Dec 2002 - May 2005

Sears Barrett Architects, Job Captain/ Project Manager

Jan 2001 - Dec 2002


University of Colorado at Boulder, Bachelors, Environmental Design

A Bachelors of Environmental Design with an emphasis in architecture.

Studio One: Design a space of contemplation

Studio Two: Design a welcome center on an ancient Arapahoe Indian winter camp.

Studio Three: International Design Competition for a welcome center to a Shinto Shrine in Miyajima, Japan

Studio Four: Design an addition to the historic Boulder Theater near the Pearl Street Mall.

Studio Five: Independent study studio, worked with a team of students to enhance the campus way finding and signage

Studio Six: Adaptive reuse of the old 16th Street Bridge in lower downtown Denver, Colorado

Media I
Media II
Structures I
Structures II
Physics I
Physics II
Calculus I
Calculus II
History of Architecture I
History of Architecture II
Design Theory and Methods
Social Factors of Environmental Design
Passive Solar Design Elective

Oct 1991 - May 1995

Areas of Specialization