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Robert Staples

Staples joined the Office of Charles & Ray Barnes while he was still an industrial design student at the University of Southern California. Sixteen years, the aluminum group, airport seating, and numerous exhibitions later, he joined Barbara Fahs Charles in Washington DC and established S&C. Staples is our senior exhibition designer. 

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Barbara Fahs Charles

Charles studied history, art history, and graphics at Oberlin; worked professionally making theatre costumes; and then for four years worked at the Eames Office, where she researched and developed content for exhibitions. At S&C, Charles serves as project manager, working closely with clients on interpretation, graphics, and media.


Jared Arp

Arp graduated cum laude from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a BS degree in Industrial Design. Prior to joining S&C in 2008, Arp led his own construction and landscaping company. With S&C, Arp has been project designer on various exhibits for Monticello, the Islamic Gallery at DIA, and the Art of East Asia galleries at SDMA.