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JORGE CHARNECO, AIA, NCARB
 PRESIDENT & MANAGING PRINCIPAL

With 30+ years of experience, Jorge has designed $1.3B+ worth of highly technical facilities. His expertise spans strategic programming, planning, design, and project management services for MILES’ corporate, academic, healthcare, and institutional clients. Jorge’s collaborative and client-centric approach results in functional, innovative, and transformative design solutions that address our clients’ most technical needs. As the firm’s president and managing principal, he leads a proactive design and project management process, ensuring the continuance of our firm’s 40+ year legacy of design excellence, client commitment, and community impact.

Jorge’s unique strength lies in his ability to navigate complexity. Whether it’s intricate architectural challenges or multifaceted stakeholder dynamics, he excels at finding tailored solutions. Additionally, his great appreciation for the art, science, and social impact of architecture fosters an empathetic and interdisciplinary design approach. This vision extends beyond individual projects as he strives to strengthen communities and promote advances in the fields we serve.

Over the past decade, Jorge has spearheaded the firm’s most challenging national and international projects. His technical expertise has garnered national recognition, including multiple appointments on Special Emphasis Panels at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and served a term on the NIH Scientific Technical Review Board for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities. He has also been asked to share his insights at professional conferences including the International Lab Design Conference in Madrid, Spain.

SIGNATURE PROJECTS

  • GE GLOBAL RESEARCH OIL & GAS TECHNOLOGY CENTER

  • OU CHUN C. LIN HALL PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY BUILDING

  • OKLAHOMA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL PHYSICIANS AMBULATORY CARE FACILITY & ATRIUM

  • OU STEPHENSON RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

  • ENABLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS AT BOK PARK PLAZA

  • OKLAHOMA BLOOD INSTITUTE BLOOD CORD LABORATORY & STORAGE FACILITY

MEMBERSHIP

National Council of Architecture

Registration Boards

NCARB Certified

American Institute of Architects

Member

EXPERTISE

 

National Institutes of General

Medical Sciences (NIGMS),

Special Emphasis Panel

IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Application Review

Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Application Review

National Institutes of Health, Scientific and Technical

Review Board (STOD)

Board on Biomedical and

Behavioral Research Facilities

National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), Special Emphasis Panel

Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Application Review

FIRM TENURE

1992 to Present

EDUCATION
 
The University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Architecture
 
Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
UK Exchange Program
 
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Guidelines for Laboratory Design

Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development

NMSDC Center of Excellence Certificate Program

COMMUNITY

Oklahoma City Stakeholder
Advisory Team
Team Member - 2020 to 2024

Oklahoma City Urban
Design Commission
Commissioner - 2014 to Present
 
Urban Land Institute
ULI Management Board Member - 2021 to Present

Fred Jones Jr. Museum
of Art Association
President - 2020
Board Member - 2014 to Present
Acquisitions Committee - 2019 to Present

SW 29th Street District Association
Murals of La 29 Committee Chair - 2020 to 2021


Children's Hospital Foundation
Board of Advocates - 2017 to Present

Cleats for Kids

Board Member - 2016 to 2021 & 2023

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REGISTRATIONS

Registered Architect

Oklahoma

Texas

Arkansas

Kansas

Colorado

New Mexico

Wyoming

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PRESENTATIONS

International Lab Design Conference: Global Connections in Laboratory Design, Madrid, Spain

2017 Co-Presenter
 

Placekeepers Minority Developers Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2021 Panelist

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