I Am AIA:
Charlie grew up on a holly farm in Kelso, Washington. Graduated from WSU with degrees in Business and Agricultural Economics. Started career in agriculture, serving the brewing industry domestically and internationally. Entered construction industry, joining Sellen Construction in 1989; served as VP Marketing. Joined GLY in 2002 as Director Business Development. Charlie has served on many boards and committees including NAIOP, ULI, and Bellevue Downtown Assoc.
Why did you join AIA Seattle?
During my tenure at GLY, the company has served as a Corporate Allied Partner, specifically to support the annual AIA Medical Forum and I have served on the planning committee for that activity since around 2005.
What is the value of AIA to you?
As a general contractor and Corporate Allied Partner of AIA Seattle this is a way for us to connect with and support our current design partners, to stay abreast of industry best practices and to meet new potential partners.
What relationships have you created?
Through participation in various conferences and forums we have met industry and thought leaders in a variety of topics, specifically over the years in the medical field.
What project are you working on now?
As Business Development Director I am exposed to some extent in most of our projects. Our company currently is involved in work including office projects for Kilroy Realty, Vulcan Real Estate and Amazon in South Lake Union/Denny Triangle; Expedia in the Interbay area; Lincoln Square Expansion in Bellevue for Kemper Development; campus upgrade work for Microsoft in Redmond; 450 Alaskan Way in Pioneer Square for Hudson Pacific; a YMCA in Stanwood; a new Service Center for Salvation Army and the new KidsQuest Museum in Bellevue; work for Boeing at Renton; and a number of other office tenant improvements around the area. I’ve also worked on a major internal initiative recently to select and implement a new Customer Relationship Management software system.