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Charles Kelley  

Principal, ZGF Architects

Charles Kelley is a senior architect in the Portland office of ZGF Architects with more than 32 years of experience. He brings an interdisciplinary approach to design that incorporates community aspirations and the use of natural and financial resources to reach a balanced solution for institutions and municipalities.

Kelley speaks regularly on the value of integrated design to leverage multiple objectives across mobility, watershed, energy, water, land use, and open space systems, which contribute to resilient neighborhoods.

He is a founding member of the 1% for Green Committee at the City of Portland, a founding member of the non-profit Ecodistricts, lead designer for Portland’s We Build Green Cities export program and founding advisor to Maalka Inc. He is currently working on the Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City Innovation Campus Plan in Chiba Prefecture Japan, The Wakaba District Plan in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture Japan, and the Central SoMa Restorative City Assessment, San Francisco, CA.

Kelley has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Master of Architecture with a Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

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