PRINCIPAL AND PARTNER
Gary co-founded Charlan · Brock · Architects in 1981, and for over 35 years has been a strong guiding influence for CBA’s growth and success in the multifamily, mixed-use, and student housing industries. “Our company’s strength and success come from the talent and commitment of our seasoned CBA team.” Gary credits an empowering and collaborative environment, fostered by the founding Principals, for developing and keeping the talented designers, project managers, and staff that support the firm’s goals to provide our clients with quality service.
Gary graduated from the University of Florida in 1974 with a Master’s Degree in Architecture. He was awarded the schools highest award, the AIA School Medal, for excellence in the study of architecture upon graduation. Gary also received the Certificate of Urban Studies from the University of Florida. He has been a registered architect since 1976 and holds an NCARB national certification. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a registered architect in twelve states. He was a past member of the AIA National Housing Committee and was a member of the Urban Land Institute for many years. He has been a contributor to numerous national multi-family and student housing publications and has been instrumental in leading the firm in recognition for numerous national and regional design awards in the multi-family and student housing industry.
For 35 years Gary has provided CBA’s clients with creative and constructible design solutions that have helped Charlan Brock & Associates be recognized as a national leader in the housing industry. “Our clients recognize the efforts we put forth in understanding their goals for design solutions that not only work with their budgets but are recognized for outstanding design quality. This translates into higher returns for our clients and continues that collaborative relationship project after project.”
Gary has been key in providing the business and financial leadership for CBA. “Our company is a big family. Providing for the financial needs of that family for over 35 years is a source of pride for our company.”
“It is nice to look back on our history and see how rewarding this life’s journey has been. Three words come to mind when I think about our success, both in creating a great working environment and in providing our clients with a collaborative creative process that has created so many successful living environments. Ingenuity, flexibility and determination are words that illustrate our commitment within our company and in our relationships with our clients.”