Charles Rose began practicing in 1988 after graduating from Princeton University and Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. He has established a significant body of work including residential projects, art museums and art centers, performing art centers, university business schools, memorials, college buildings, and corporate offices. While varied in scope, style and complexity, each project is linked by a set of ideas that Rose has used with great success in designing more than 50 buildings. A careful response to the surrounding site; consideration for natural light and exterior space; innovative forms that are inspired by the context; and rigorous senses of craft using durable building materials are notable hallmarks of Rose’s work. In 1998, he received an AIA National Citation, which states: "Charles Rose … has made a significant contribution to architecture. His work reconnects architecture with the landscape and celebrates tectonics, materials and a poetic approach to design."