JORGE CHARNECO, AIA, NCARB
 MANAGING PRINCIPAL

Jorge provides a wide range of strategic programming, planning, and design services for MILES' corporate, academic, healthcare, and institutional clients. With more than 28 years of experience designing a broad range of technical facilities, he leads many of the firm’s most challenging national and international projects. His appreciation for the art and science of architecture fosters a collaborative design process that allows for complex planning solutions within architecturally-significant buildings. This client-centric process facilitates the development of functional and innovative design solutions that also meet the client’s most technical needs. His projects include the Oklahoma Children's Hospital Physician's Facility and Atrium, the OU Gallogly College of Engineering’s Devon Energy Hall and ExxonMobil Lawrence G. Rawl Engineering Practice Facility, and the GE Global Research Oil & Gas Technology Center. Jorge has recently completed Chun C. Lin Hall for the OU Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy.  This quantum-physics laboratory building is one of a handful of facilities in the world capable of meeting the stringent technical criteria required for NIST-A research. 

 

Over the past decade, Jorge's experience working on technically-challenging projects has earned him recognition through his multiple appointments serving on National Institutes of Health (NIH) Special Emphasis Panels and their Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities.  In addition, he was invited to present the GE Global Research Oil & Gas Technology Center at the 2017 International Laboratory Design Conference in Madrid, Spain.

 

Outside of the office, Jorge is also a strong advocate of utilizing his architectural background and skillsets through volunteer and philanthropic efforts in his community.  He currently serves as an Oklahoma City Urban Design Commissioner and on multiple non-profit boards.

SIGNATURE PROJECTS

  • GE GLOBAL RESEARCH OIL & GAS TECHNOLOGY CENTER

  • OU CHUN C. LIN HALL PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY BUILDING

  • OKLAHOMA CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL PHYSICIAN'S FACILITY & ATRIUM

  • OU STEPHENSON RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY CENTER

  • ENABLE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS AT BOK PARK PLAZA

  • OBI 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 School of Public Health

Guidelines for Laboratory Design

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

Cleats for Kids

Board Member - 2016 to present

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

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

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REGISTRATIONS

Registered Architect

Oklahoma

Texas

Arkansas

Kansas

Colorado

New Mexico

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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