Charlie Luxton is one of Britain’s best known architects and a hugely popular television presenter.
Charlie has made his name fronting Build A New Life In The Country on Channel 5 and Building The Dream and Homes By The Sea, both on More4 TV. All bear the unmistakable stamp of his can-do outlook and his passion for conservation. There are many more signature programmes, including The Great Treehouse Challenge (Sky Living). He’s also a regular guest designer on BBC1’s DIY SOS.
Charlie creates architecture fit for the 21st century, with designs which utilise local materials, traditions and climate. His environmental credentials and friendly, informal and engaging personality make him the perfect keynote speaker on sustainability and conservation. The programmes he presents have made him one of the most instantly recognisable and best loved advocates for what’s known as the “circular economy”, using and adapting existing structures and buildings, to design and create new, practical and eco-friendly living spaces.
Born in Sydney New South Wales in 1974, Charlie’s family moved to the UK when he was 10 years old. After a degree in architecture at Oxford Brookes University and an MA from the Royal College of Art in the 1990s, he burst onto British television screens with his acclaimed documentary series on Channel 5, Modern British Architects. Now he’s hugely in demand as a keynote speaker with a simple yet powerful message on achievable sustainability.
His company, Charlie Luxton Design works by exactly the same ultra-practical ethos, creating sustainable living projects in places like London, Wiltshire, the Cotswolds. It’s a measure of his ethical outlook that he devotes time to supporting eco-friendly projects in his local area, such as fitting solar panels woven-in with wildflowers to the roof of a local school, or helping green-furbish thirty homes.
Charlie Luxton’s vision of a circular economy makes him a compelling speaker on sustainability, the environment and conservation.