Charlie Luxton is an architectural designer, writer and television presenter. He currently presents Building The Dream, Homes By The Sea and Homes By The Med (More 4). Charlie began his broadcasting career presenting 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 and World’s Weirdest Homes (Channel 4) and Build A New Life In The Country (Channel 5). 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. Past projects include Zoomorphic, an exhibition for the V&A and Electric Storm, a three month renewable energy event on the South Bank in London. In 2005 he left London and Free State to focus on sustainable housing. As Charlie Luxton Environmental Design he is currently working on several sustainable housing projects in London, Wiltshire, and the Cotswolds, where he now lives with his wife and two children. Charlie is also now Ambassador for Plunkett Foundation, a charity that supports rural community businesses across the UK, working alongside them as part of the charity’s centenary celebrations. Charlie Luxton regularly gives lectures, hosts awards and facilitates conferences.
His speeches cover a wide range of topics relating to architecture, sustainability and design.