Director of Planning & Development
Charles A. Trowell joined Charlotte Center City Partners in February 2020 as Director of Planning & Development. Charles works on projects, programs, and policies dedicated to the continuous placemaking and physical development throughout Center City.
Originally from Durham, Charles moved to Charlotte in 2011 while beginning his Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Urban Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He continued to complete a dual Master of Urban Design and Master of Geography.
Prior to joining the Center City Partners team, Charles was a designer at a local architecture firm. He held internships at Stantec, University City Partners, and The Architect of the Capitol. He is active in the creative community as co-founder of the Current Collective. He has dedicated time to numerous non-profits and organizations throughout the city. His focus is rooted in design strategy and community planning, where he promotes participatory design; equitable development; and vibrant, dynamic, and inclusive public spaces. He and his wife, Lindsay, are proud residents of West Charlotte.