Charles Orton
Head of Project Management

Joined BWBR in 2013

With a mechanical engineering degree from Rice University and a Master’s of Architecture Degree from the Yale School of Architecture, Charles brings a unique perspective about the built environment to our team that expands our ability to meet the needs of changing organizations.

“I came to the practice of architecture from a background in art and engineering and an interest in many fields. Architecture is a satisfying synthesis of diverse pursuits to produce enduring structures that contribute to meaningful existence. Beyond solving prosaic needs for space, architecture communicates values and speaks to psychological and emotional needs as well as physical. Our buildings mean something, and this meaning is understood through analogies and associations to broader life experience. Architecture is a kind of shared poetry and collaborating in its creation is a joy.”


Avera McKennan Hospital
Avera on Louise Health Campus
Hennepin Healthcare
Clinic & Specialty Center
Trinity Health | MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center
Emergency, Surgery, and Parking Ramp Expansion/Renovation Schematic Design Study
Avera Missouri River Health Center
Replacement Critical Access Hospital and Clinic Campus
Self Esteem Brands/Anytime Fitness
SE Brands New Corporate Headquarters
University of Minnesota
Fraser Hall, Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory Facility