After a long, successful, professional career Charles Sax returns to an early interest in small homes. That involvement financed part of his college education when he won a national competition for small home design.
Charles Sax has practiced architecture for over forty years. He received his bachelors degree in architecture from North Carolina State University after serving as a commissioned officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Before military service he studied at The Cooper Union in New York City.
Prior to forming his own firm he interned with national offices. Buildings designed by Sax have received awards from The American Institute of Architects and the Consulting Engineers Council of Oregon. He has been a visiting design critic at The University of Oregon, Portland State University and The Oregon School of Design.
His active involvement in community activities includes service on the Multnomah County Planning Commission, board positions with numerous cultural and community service organizations including The Rotary Club of Portland. He served ten years, including chairmanship, on the Portland Design Commission.
Writing and publication experience includes: columnist on architecture for The Portland Business Journal, corporate facility design manuals and articles for national trade publications. The United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded him a grant for an environmental publication.
Sax has been an instructor in areas of professional development. Sax taught courses at the University of Wisconsin's Department of Engineering Professional Development over a ten year period. He has been a speaker and presenter at numerous national conferences and conventions.