University architect resigns, intends to pursue real estate career

Photo courtesy of Charles Haas.
Photo courtesy of Charles Haas.

University project architect Charles Haas announced he will resign from his position at the end of the spring semester to pursue a career in real estate development.

Haas served as project architect since February 2011 and has worked on a variety of projects across campus, including the nursing school simulation lab, dental school building, men’s basketball locker room and historic core renovations.

He also helped lead the undergraduate housing feasibility study, a survey examining the growth and housing possibilities for Marquette freshmen and sophomores.

“What I love about my job at Marquette is that through design and construction I am able to enhance the lives of students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus,” he said in an email.

Haas also played a major role in the planning and implementation of the university’s master plan, which will guide expansion for the next 20 years.

University spokesman Brian Dorrington said despite Haas’ departure, all projects will move forward as scheduled.

“As is the case in any workplace, employees do seek other opportunities from time to time,” Dorrington said in an email. “We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”

The university is in the process of selecting a replacement.