Charles joined the Cline Bettridge Bernstein team in July 2016. Previously, he worked as a Senior Research Specialist at the Lighting Research Center in Troy, New York. In this role, his research specialized in two areas: the impact of lighting on health, and the color-rendering properties of solid-state lighting sources.
Intrigued by the transformative power that lighting can bring to theater and dance, Charles initially worked for five years in New York City as a theatrical lighting designer and electrician. He subsequently attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he earned his Master of Science in Lighting degree from the Institute’s Lighting Research Center in 2015.
While studying at RPI, Charles was honored with a Designers’ Lighting Forum of New York Student Achievement Award. Presented by the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education, the Award recognized Charles’ work on the re-lighting of the historic Galle Fort in Sri Lanka.
Today, Charles uses his passion for the arts and sciences to create unique lighting designs that maximize the positive psychological and physical effects of lighting on a project’s users. He is currently involved in projects that range from private residences to office towers and libraries.