Charles O. Job
charles was born in lagos, in sunny west africa. he achieved his diploma in architecture, and a masters degree in urban design at the oxford polytechnic, followed by work experience in various architectural practises in paris, london and zürich.
engaged in the fields of temporary architecture, product, furniture and lighting design for international clients, the studio sees architecture in its variety of scales. a constant quest for simple innovation is the common thread through our wide repertoire of projects. charles has taken part in, and won numerous international competitions.
he lives in zürich, switzerland.
charles was appointed professor of architectural design theory at the berne university of applied sciences in 2008.
2013 Nominated, Swiss Design Prize,
Category Interior with Flex Ply Pavilion
2013 Finalist, Architecture of Necessity,
Wood Award Competition, Sweden, with BFH
2012 First Prize, International Charente Pavilion Competition
2012 Gold Award, Materialica Deisgn + Technology Award
2012 Honourable Mention, Andreu World 12th International Design Contest, Valencia
2012 Finalist, Homeless Design Competition 2012, Milano
2011 Acknowledgement Prize,
Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, Africa
2009 Shortlisted, Designboom & Macef Beyond Silver Design
2009 Selected Design, "oasis" Design Forum, Interzum Köln
2007 Shortlisted, Designboom + de Padova Competition
2002 Third Prize. Zingg-Lamprecht Design Competition
2002 Special Mention, Design Report Award
2002 Shortlist, Oxo / Peugot Design Awards 2002, London
2001 First Prize, Oxo / Peugot design Awards 2001, London
2001 First prize, Traffic Conzept for Wetzikon, Switzerland
1999 First Prize, Deutsche Bank Munich, Germany
1999 Third prize. L’heure publique, La Chaux-de-Fonds
1998 Second Prize. International Cosmopack Award 98. Milan
1995 Third prize. International Cosmopack Award 95 Milan
1994 Fourth prize. Philips Lichtpreis 94 Wien, Austria
1993 Distinction. SMI Förderpreis 93