Charlie Luxton

Charlie Luxton

Architectural Designer and renovation expert

Charlie Luxton is an architectural designer who combines his design work with writing and presenting television programmes. Charlie began his broadcasting career presenting a six part series, Modern British Architects for Channel 5. Since then he has gone on to present Britain’s Hidden Heritage (BBC 1), Restored to Glory and Rebuilding The Past (BBC 2), Homes and Property (ITV), Supercommuters, World’s Weirdest Homes and Best Laid Plans (Channel 4), Building A New Life In The Country (Channel 5) and Building The Dream, Homes By The Sea and Homes By The Med (More 4). He has also worked across the Atlantic presenting Artland USA and Vertical City. Charlie is passionate about the environment and communicating his enthusiasm for sustainable architecture and eco-friendly design. 

Studying at Oxford Brookes University, he achieved a first class honours degree in Architecture before going on to complete an MA at the Royal College of Art in London. Charlie has worked for a number of architecture practices becoming a founding director of Free State in 2000 where projects included 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, setting up Charlie Luxton Design.  At CLD his aim is to create beautiful, energy efficient buildings that age gracefully and don’t cost the earth to build or maintain and he is currently working on several sustainable housing projects in London, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds where he now lives. Charlie has recently been appointed as an Ambassador for the Plunkett Foundation, a charity that supports rural community businesses across the UK. He has also undertaken the task of building his own house, you can follow his progress via his blog here

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