W H O W E A R E
Charles Jones, Principal
Charles D. Jones is a principal of One to One Design and currently serves as a faculty member and the Director of Digital Fabrication at the Tulane School of Architecture. Charles received his Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University in 2006. Over the past 10 years, Charles has had the opportunity to participate and contribute to both professional and educational institutions of architecture with a strong focus technology’s influence on fabrication techniques-both analog and digital.
Charles’ focus has allowed him the opportunity to lead initiatives for the design, implementation, and management of cutting edge fabrication facilities at academic institutions within and outside of the US. Through research and seminars at Tulane University, Charles has experimented with a variety of different fabrication techniques involving CNC milling. While at American University of Sharjah, notable contributions included the procurement, installation, and management of a multi-million dollar digital fabrication facility. In addition, Charles’ digital design seminars played a key role in establishing an ongoing academic relationship with Gehry Technologies of Abu Dhabi through the introduction of integral computer-aided, parametric design techniques.
At One to One Design, Charles focuses on the design philosophy of the firm and exploring ways to engage in work beyond the realm of traditional design services. Previously, Charles served as a 3d model coordinator with Gehry Partners LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he focused on the 3D development and rationalization of complex exterior cladding assemblies for a variety of large scale projects. These include the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France; Brooklyn Nets Basketball Arena in Brooklyn, New York; and the Guggenheim Museum in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi.
David Merlin, Principal, AIA, LEED-AP
David Merlin is a registered architect who received his Master of Architecture from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University with Cum Laude distinction in Economics. David’s interests span between professional practice and academic research as he is a principalof of One to One Design, a full service architecture firm that also consults for artists, facade designers, and other design firms, and holds an appointment at Tulane School of Architecture.
At One to One Design, David leads projects through all phases of design, contributes to business development and strategic planning efforts, administers business operations, and heads the computation design unit. One to One Design has a diverse portfolio of work including education, cultural, healthcare, office, residential, and retail projects. The firm offers a range of services including full service design, design consulting, technology consulting, façade consulting and constructibility analysis.
Academically, David’s research focuses on the relationship between design technology, information, and fabrication. Applications of this research include building information modeling, parametric modeling, geometry rationalization, and digital fabrication. Prior to staring a practice and joining the faculty at Tulane, David held the position of Project Designer at Trahan Architects where he co-lead the implementation of digital production processes while working on the Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame, renovations and enhancements to the Louisiana Superdome, and the Ownesboro-Daviess County Convention Center.
Robert Mosby, Project Designer
Robert L. Mosby received his Master of Architecture from Tulane University with Cum Laude distinction in 2014. During his time at Tulane he demonstrated a passion for co-curricular research ranging in scale and discipline. Notably, from 2012-14 he received three separate grants to study topics at multiple scales. These topics include material research in rapid prototyping, harbor development in northern Europe, and how the built environment can counteract global desertification. After graduation Robert accepted a project designer/3d visualizer position at award winning architecture firm FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) in Mexico City. During his time he worked closely with Romero developing cultural and residential projects. These include Gary Nader’s new Latin American Art Museum in Miami, Florida; Museo Mazatlan in Mazatlan, Mexico; and EE Miami Tower for award winning music producer Emilio Estefan.