Craig brings a balance of passionate creativity and technical pragmatism to the design team as well as a fair and rounded knowledge of managing major contracts. Having led increasingly complex urban design projects since the early days of qualifying as an Architect from Oxford Polytechnic in 1989, Craig’s knowledge matured in the Singapore and London markets where it was necessary to be versatile and quickly adaptable to the cultural differences and specialisms of new business sectors. This has formed a clear strong understanding of high-density city residential, high quality office and commercial development, complex mixed-use schemes, education, R&D and hotel accommodation.
Working in Singapore in the early 90’s was an exhilarating experience for a young Architect being gifted freedom to run his own client base and this journey set the bar for the return to London where it was important to remain in a senior project running role. Career moves at RMJM and later at Hamilton Associates as Associate Director delivered a skill set in managing the more complex projects that included new laboratories for the Institute of Cancer Research, the Fulham Broadway Redevelopment and the master planning and delivery of Gypsy Corner, West London.
Craig joined Boon Brown in 2004 firstly as Director and later as Shareholder and has enjoyed the Practice’s refreshing approach to growth and diversification. Motivated by continued work in London for previous clients, Craig took the lead to open Boon Brown’s office in Battersea in January 2014. He has steered this office growth to 25 staff working for multiple, often repeat clients on a wide range of projects that include single dwellings, high-density mixed-use redevelopment, conversion of pubs and churches and hotel accommodation. In line with this growth, the office moved to new premises overlooking the Thames in Vauxhall and is looking forward to its next venture in expanding with existing and new clients.