CHARLES W. SCHLAUCH, RA, LEED, AP, BD+C
Director of Architecture
Charles Schlauch brings 33 years’ experience working on a wide variety of client projects to his position with KGRW. The range of his experience, developed through work on a distinctive mix of project types, inspires him to explore each new challenge with curiosity and enthusiasm.
At KGRW, Mr. Schlauch fills the role of project architect, leading internal staff in the design process. As team leader, he shares his passion for client collaboration, developing spaces that are both creative and functional. His advocacy of “green” design injects an added emphasis on solutions that provide healthier environments and long-term financial viability.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. Schlauch served as Director of Architecture at Erickson Retirement Communities, where he assisted in the growth of the Erickson model from 10 to 22 campuses, overseeing architectural development of five campuses in the mid-west. He was responsible for developing building prototypes new to the Erickson portfolio, including an innovative approach to the household model for nursing/assisted living facilities and a phased community building that preserved the full-service amenities for which Erickson campuses were known, while saving the company $500,000 by combining kitchen facilities and reducing full time-employees.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Schlauch has worked on a wide variety of interior architecture projects, as well. These range from the headquarters consolidation for Constellation Energy in Baltimore to on-call tenant design work for Boston-based Beacon Properties.
Mr. Schlauch is a registered architect and LEED Building Construction + Design accredited professional. He has contributed to a number of LEED project evaluations, including one for the Finish Embassy in Washington, DC. He is a member of the United States Green Council – Maryland Chapter, and has applied his talents to his local community by volunteering as a docent and advisory board member at the Clifton Mansion, the 1852 Italianate summer home of Johns Hopkins.