Charles O. Job
Charles was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He attained his diploma in architecture, and a masters degree in urban design at Oxford Brookes University, followed by work experience in various architectural practices in London, Paris and Zürich. Charles was junior faculty member at the department of architecture of the Swiss Federal Polytechnic (ETH) in Zürich for several years and was appointed professor of architectural design theory at the Berne University of Applied Sciences (BFH) in 2008. Charles continues to teach architecture part-time and runs a trans-disciplinary design studio engaged in the fields of temporary architecture, product, furniture and lighting design for international clients. A constant quest for simple innovation is the common thread through his wide repertoire of products and projects. Both his academic and professional interests lie between theory and practice, between “thinking” and “doing”, exploring the innate interdependency of both thought and action as active and important elements of the creative process and a useful tool for solving real life problems that affect real life people. Charles has served on various international design Juries, notably: the IF, Germany. Turkish Design, Istanbul, and both the D&AD and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize in London. Charles has won numerous international design competitions. He lives in Zürich, Switzerland.