Charles Rickard first visited Qatar in 1980. His first project was a royal palace for the Emir built around 1980. Working for White Young in London, Charles spent time in Rome working with architect Sandro Petti. The palace was built on a new island just of the coast of Qatar. Since that time he has revisited Doha on many occasions.
In more recent years his involvement has been related to GRC. The Ceremonial Court was part of a technical education facility project for the Queen. Built be Redco, a local Qatar GRC company, Charles undertook the deign on behalf of Rickard Hails Moretti in 2005.