Charles M. Boggs

Charles M. Boggs

Charles Boggs

Charles M. Boggs

  • B.A., architecture, University of Cincinnati, 2001
  • M.A., interior design, Florida International University, 2010
First year at SCAD:

You could say teaching is in my blood. Both my parents, my sister, my aunt, my cousin and my grandparents have all been educators. But, despite all that influence, I wanted to chart my own course. I wanted to design! After years in practice, however, something was missing. I love design, but somehow there was an ingredient that was left out of the mix. A friend invited me to critique his college studio class one day and that missing spark revealed itself. Interacting with the students engaged me in a way nothing else ever had. From then on I took every opportunity to get in a classroom. What I discovered was that I needed both design and teaching to feel complete. I need to be passionate about what I do to teach well. Nothing inspires me like teaching, and nothing engages my passion more than design. Together they form a perfect fit, a blend of passion and inspiration I hope I can pass along to my students.


  • Coordinator of cruise ship and super yacht design certificate program, Florida International University.
  • Lead designer and project manager of several spaces for Royal Caribbean International's Oasis-class flagships and Celebrity Cruises Solstice-class flagships.
  • Featured Artist, Allure of the Seas.

Awards, recognition and honors

  • World's Ahead Graduate as designated by President Mark Rosenberg, Florida International University
  • ASG Design Team Member on Salisbury University's Teacher Education and Technology Center
  • Outstanding Design in Architecture in Education, honorable mention, College Planning and Management magazine, 2009


LEED AP, U.S. Green Building Council, IDEC, Grants Chair, IIDA, Director, Coastal Empire City Center

Publications and presentations

Published design work

  • Luxury Onboard: Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship, by RTKL," Starczynski, S. , Contract Magazine, online edition, 2011

Invited presentations

  • February 2013, IDEC National Conference, panel discussion moderator, “Codifying Sustainable Design: Where do we Stand?”
  • June 2011, Aging in Place: Living Well in the Community Conference: "Prescribing Smart Design: How understanding the influence of interior design to engender, support and sustain the well-being of elders will help healthcare practitioners promote Aging in Place"


Previous Positions

Associate, RTKL; adjunct professor of interior design, coordinator of cruise ship and super yacht design certificate program, Florida International University; part-time professor, University of Miami School of Architecture; designer, ASG Architects; Designer, DAG architects

Courses Taught

  • DRAW 341 Travel Portfolio
  • INDS 101 Intro to Interior Design
  • INDS 204 Rendering for the Interior
  • INDS 209 Interior Materials
  • INDS 210 Interior Design Studio II
  • INDS 350 Interior Design Studio IV
  • INDS 503 Design Visualization, Communication and Documentation
  • INDS 504 Interior Design Studio Applications
  • INDS 785 Graduate Independent Study