Fazio & Associates

Architecture — Planning

Charles Fazio & Associates

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Charles Fazio & Associates, Inc. creates architecture to endure time, designing aesthetic spaces uniquely and artistically to illustrate both form and function.  Innovation and attention to detail derive spatially rich and sophisticated structures, creating a sense of place for clients where comfort and warmth are essentials to a welcoming space.


Charles Fazio & Associates’ fair business approach is vested in concern for all party interest:  Client, Contractor and Architect.  By engaging clients in programming and planning, Charles Fazio & Associates is able to create meaningful and individualized designs and offer solutions to better the client’s lifestyle.

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Our Team

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Charles Fazio

Owner – Architect
NCARB Certified

With over 30 years of architectural experience, Charles has practiced in Ohio, New York, Florida and Maryland among other states.  National Licensing permits his practice throughout the country.  Charles is a 1974 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Degree in Architecture and established Charles Fazio & Associates in 1982.

Jeff Paddock

NCARB Certified

Jeff has over 24 years of architectural experience with a heavy focus on custom single family residential projects and has been with Charles Fazio and Associates for over 13 years.  He is a graduate of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) holding a Master of Architecture Degree and a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Design.  Jeff is a registered architect in the State of Ohio.  He is also a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) holding a NCARB certificate.

Jason Chernow

Project Manager/Draftsman

Jason has over 19 years of experience in architectural related services, with experience in a variety of residential, multi-family, and commercial projects.  He has a background in design, drafting and construction and has been a member of Charles Fazio and Associates for over 12 years.  He is currently working on finalizing his education requirements for his architectural degree at Kent State University.  Jason is also a member of NCARB in their Architectural Experience Program.

Melanie Reda

Office Manager

Melanie has worked with small businesses for over 5 years in the Cleveland area utilizing her experience in bookkeeping, office management, human resources, and strategic planning. She joined Charles Fazio & Associates in February 2018. Melanie has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Economics from Ohio Northern University (Ada, Ohio). She also serves as a Board Member for COAR Peace Mission.

Abby Hiltsley

Design Coordinator

Abby has always surrounded herself with art and design. With a degree in Art she taught in the Arts for several years prior to joining the team at Charles Fazio & Associates and H Construction Management. Her former experience in Art and Design suits her well in Abby’s role as designer, project manager and client liaison. From conceptual and detailed residential planning to interior and exterior design, Abby enjoys using her visual talents to communicate effectively with clients and various architectural design boards. She serves as a board member on the Waite Hill Village Architectural Board of Review and Planning and Zoning Committee.

Holly Fazio

Interior Decorator
Owner — Design Essentials

Holly’s background encompasses over 35 years in architectural and construction services. She began her own Interior Design Studio in 2002. She was voted a top Designer by Baker Furniture and has received the Shaker Heights Preservation Award. Holly is a graduate of The Ohio State University.