Charlie was born in Sydney, Australia and has lived in England since 1983.
He became a founding director of Free State in 2000, the design and communications company that uses the built environment to create awareness far beyond the reach of traditional media.
Recent projects include Zoomorphic, an exhibition for the V&A and Electric Storm, a 3 month renewable energy event on the South Bank in London.
In 2005 he
left London and Free State
to focus on sustainable housing.
As Charlie Luxton Environmental Design he
is currently working on several sustainable housing projects in London, Wiltshire, and the Cotswolds, where he
In 2008 Charlie
became the face of Architecture and Design on Five.
presented the first series of 'I Own Britain's Best House' and was later given access to landmark buildings, including the Bank of England
, for 'Behind Closed Doors'.
most recent projects for the channel include the returning series 'Build a New Life in the Country, and Best House on the Street'.
has also filmed both the first and second series of 'Vertical City' for Gallery HD.
will also be appearing on BBC1's DIY SOS: The Big Build where he
has been brought on board as an architectural consultant.
Charlie's other television credits include the ITV1 series 'Homes and Property' (2007), a one off documentary for BBC Radio 4 entitled 'The Perfect House' (2007), and 'Restored to Glory' (2005), a prime time BBC2 series covering architectural restoration.
also presented and wrote 'Not All Houses Are Square' (2001) - a three part series for Channel 4, followed by a second series 'Not All Bricks and Mortar' (2001).
Charlie's passion for sustainability and the environment extends beyond his
professional work to include his
home life too.
As well as completing an eco-friendly renovation on his
own home, Charlie
has now led his
village of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, towards being chosen as a winning low-carbon community and being awarded with the Government's Low Carbon Community Challenge grant of £400,000!
Various eco-measures will be implemented across the whole village to help reduce its energy use, ranging from insulation and double glazing to solar panels and two smart cars for the use of all villagers!
regularly gives lectures, hosts awards and facilitates conferences for clients as varied as Palm, Halifax, The Eden Project
, Sovereign Housing Group
, 100% Design
, many Architectural trade associations and in 2007 fronted a design-led promotional campaign for Teachers Whisky.
can speak in both a keynote and after dinner capacity, and his
speeches have covered a wide range of topics relating to architecture, sustainability and design, from offices and housing to termites and fog basking beetles!
Charlie draws on this passion for sustainability in his
lectures and speeches, often focusing on green-living, sustainable architecture and the role climate change has in altering the built environment.
can tailor his
speeches to cover a series of core messages that empower the listener to view climate change as a key driver to positive outcomes in society, rather than just negative, referencing the client's achievements in this area to help illustrate the wider issues.
"Many delegates have said that a highlight was the fantastic rapport and debate Charlie
developed with the speakers
[...] the questions he
asked captured the audience's interest and kept the whole day running smoothly."
Charlie Luxton is an architectural designer who combines his design work with writing and presenting television programmes.
is passionate about the environment and communicating his
enthusiasm for sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design.
Charlie Luxton at Thespeakersagency.com
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