At home with the architects… meet Charles-Emile Perchaud

One of the greatest strengths of our pan-European architectural practice, is the diversity within the team. Home to 12 different nationalities, each one of our colleagues brings something to the table – and deserves their moment in the spotlight.

That’s why, this month, we’re getting to know a little bit more about our architect, Charles-Emile Perchaud – as well as what makes him tick.

Summarise your role at Reid Brewin Architects in one paragraph:

My job is about developing architectural projects with my team and making sure there’s only satisfaction at the end.

How do you think Reid Brewin Architects differentiates itself from its competitors?

There are many aspects of our company that would differentiate it from others. The first is our multicultural approach, the second our open-mindedness – something which is particularly important as architects – and thirdly, being as flexible as possible in order to make awesome things happen!

What would you like to achieve over the next 12 months – at Reid Brewin Architects and individually?

I would like to help develop the office towards new horizons – something which would count as both an individual and a collective achievement, for me.

What three words do you think best describe Reid Brewin Architects?

Positive, efficient, architects.

What would you like to see change in the working environment?

My answer would be very contextual. Working remotely hasn’t been a problem for us, but wearing masks all day when in the office is really challenging – plus I miss seeing the face of my fellow colleagues enjoying and embracing their fulfilling lives as architects!

If one of your colleagues could win an award (work or ‘fun’) who would it be and why?

A few of them could definitely win an award – it’s a great team of architects with many talents. Take Santiago for example, he could win a tortilla-making contest where he had to prepare food for 30 people, in a giant stove, without burning anything. True story.

If you were the boss of Reid Brewin Architects for a day, what one rule would you implement?

I would forbid Crème Eggs in the office. They’re just awful.

Share an interesting fact about you that not many people know

I am not always sarcastic.

It’s the work Christmas party and you’re next up on karaoke – what’s your song?

It would have to be ‘[I’ve Had] The Time Of My Life’, from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.

How do you switch off while away from your desk?

I have to switch off my phone!

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