Charles Kirby has more than three decades of experience in the design of college and university science facilities with an emphasis on undergraduate and graduate teaching and research and distance learning facilities. His focus on academic environments reflects a deep passion for creating inviting spaces that encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and seamlessly integrate technology to support the latest pedagogies. His designs reflect each institution’s unique culture and put science on display, demonstrating the excitement of scientific discovery to majors and non-majors alike.
Charles’ award-winning projects include the Unified Science Center at Hamilton College and the Unified Science Center at Swarthmore College. He is an author and frequent lecturer on the special challenges and issues of designing for higher education at Tradeline, the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP), and Project Kaleidoscope. His participation in the national dialogue advances the evolution of science learning and teaching environments.