Charles L. “Butch” Charlan, AIA

// Director Emeritus + Founder Principal

Education, Certifications, & Achievements

University of Florida // Bachelor of Architecture // 1974
NCARB certification
Licensed architect in 17 states

Associations & Involvement

AIA // American Institute of Architects
AIA National Housing Committee
ULI // Urban Land Institute
ULI District Steering Committee
Past Director of the AIA Mid-Florida Chapter
Past President of the All-Suites Hotel and Motel Association

A native of Florida, Butch Charlan co-founded Charlan Brock Architects in 1981, and for 40 years has honed his skills in the science and art of creative collaboration. His life’s mission has been to yield design solutions that are in harmony with our clients’ critical parameters; to discover what needs may lie within their subconscious, requiring only encouragement to come out. 

Butch sees his work as a passionate journey of empowerment that is not complete until the architecture is built and functioning above all expectations. To achieve this, he draws on his own expertise, as well as the talented staff and consultants that share in the process with him. For Butch, the highest standards for marketability, constructability, and sustainability must be exceeded for the project to be considered a true success.

Butch heads the marketing and strategic planning for our firm. He also shares responsibility for much of our initial programming, conceptual land planning, and architectural design, and has done so for hundreds of projects across the United States. Butch has spoken frequently at housing and resort conferences and has contributed articles to Builder Magazine, Professional Builder, Southeast Home Builder, Florida Home Builder and Multi-Housing News.

While Butch has been a major contributor in our many awards, he always measures his true success by our level of clientele satisfaction.