Charles Belson is president of Belson Design Architects and president elect of AIA Cleveland. He is vice president of the Cleveland Circle of the Decorative Arts Trust. Belson’s work as an architect has received an Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a number of Merit Awards from the AIA, and LEED Gold and LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. He received a B.A. with honors in the history of art from Yale, and a masters in architecture from Harvard.