Charles Rudolph is an architect and associate professor who began teaching at Georgia Tech in 1993. He moved to Atlanta from New York City, where he worked in the offices of Peter M. Wheelwright and Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners. Rudolph's experience at Pei, Cobb, Freed included working with partner Michael Flynn, the firm's curtain wall specialist. Rudolph received a MS in Building Design from Columbia in 1989 (studying under Kenneth Frampton) and teaches courses in construction technology and seminars that focus on the current status of tectonics in contemporary architecture and building culture. His teaching centers on the design studio at all levels, foremost including the “Core” foundational studio, which he has taught almost continuously since 2004. From 1997-2010, he directed the Career Discovery in Architecture summer program for high school students. From 2010-14, he was part of an NSF-sponsored interdisciplinary team that investigated the potential for integrating alternative energy technology (bio-fuel from harvested algae / waste stream management) in the design of high-density urban housing. In 2016, Rudolph began directing the Practicum Program, which places students for “externships” in award-winning architecture firms across the US.