Charlie o'geen


Charlie O’Geen is a lecturer in the Taubman College of Architecture at the University of Michigan.  O’Geen’s research investigates the utilization of existing site conditions for use as building systems, in opposition to conventional building practices which are materially consuming.  Unconventionally, O’Geen’s work moves off paper and into the full-scale realities of site and material and looks to explore and expose the opportunities of existing material energy.  Rather than starting with the formal visual properties of design, O’Geen’s process weighs the potential of conditions already present at the building site, creating experiments that develop fully mature material systems that grow from untapped resources in sites and materials.  O’Geen holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from SUNY Buffalo as well as a Master of Architecture from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  O’Geen lives in Detroit, Michigan.




05|22 Harris, C.P. and O’Geen, C.: Poured Earth in Fabric Formwork: EARTH USA, 2022 – 11th International Conference on Earthen Architecture and Construction: Santa Fe, NM (full paper and poster).

12|21 Harris, C.P. and O’Geen, C.: Poured Earth: Site Soil: A Built Poetics of Terroir: CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture) 2022 Annual Conference: Santa Ana Pueblo, NM (abstract and conference presentation).

11|21 O’Geen, C. and Harris, C.P.: Poured Earth Formwork: Using Fabric to Eliminate Portland Cement: 2022 ARCC-EAAE International Conference: Miami, FL (full paper and conference presentation).

04|13 O’Geen, C.: Re-Form; Site as Material: Reclaim + Remake Symposium: Catholic University, Washington, DC (full paper and conference presentation).


ARCH 537 -Graduate Fabrication