Charles is currently a Professor of Architecture at the University of Brighton. His post explores the relationship of practice to education, building bridges between industry and academia. His personal research and teaching studio focuses on regional and rural development in relation to the current housing crisis.
For the last three years, Charles has curated and hosted the external public lecture programme at Brighton.
Charles is a former Visiting Professor at Yale University, a Visiting Professor at the ABK in Stuttgart and an External Examiner at University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury.