The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame proudly welcomes Charles Haertling, famously known for his modern and organic residential architecture in Boulder and Denver. A native to Missouri, Navy veteran and an architecture graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Haertling called Boulder home in 1953. Haertling served on the architecture faculty at the University of Colorado until 1955 and later from 1965-1966. It was in 1957 that he opened his own practice, where he completed his first project the following year. Haertling would go on to design more than 40 buildings, his final project in 1983.

Haertling didn’t stop with his architectural career. He was an active participant in local government by serving three terms on Boulder’s city council from 1967-1973. Furthermore, Haertling acted as deputy mayor for the city of Boulder from 1970-1971. He was also an advocate for the greenbelt preservation, improvement projects like the Pearl Street Mall and environmental awareness.

In 1984, Haertling passed away, leaving his legacy to his wife, Viola, and four children.