Craig Dykers

Architect / Norway; United States / Snøhetta

As one of the founding partners of Snøhetta, Craig Dykers has led many of the office’s prominent projects internationally, including the Alexandria Library in Egypt and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway. Since 1989, Dykers has established architecture offices in Norway, Egypt, England, and in the United States. His interest in design as a promoter of social and physical well-being is supported by ongoing observation and development of an innovative design process.

Dykers is currently overseeing Snøhetta’s two New York City projects, both under construction: the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center and the new Times Square Reconstruction. He is also leading the design of two new projects in San Francisco, the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the waterfront Golden State Warriors Arena. Other recent projects include the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University completed in 2013, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Expansion Masterplan in Buffalo, New York, the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University, and the Museum for Environmental Sciences in Guadalajara, Mexico, which is currently in development. In 2011, Dykers and Snøhetta collaborated with the Guggenheim Museum on immersive installations for their series titled “Stillspotting.”

Craig Dykers’s work has received numerous international awards and recognitions, including the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, the World Architecture Award, and the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture, among many others.

Published internationally for over 25 years, Dykers has most recently been the subject of a profile in The New Yorker (January 2013). In 2013 the practice was also named by Fast Company as one of the ten most innovative architecture companies in the world.

Craig Dykers has served as a Diploma Adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo and in recent years has been a Visiting Professor at Syracuse University, Cornell University, Parsons The New School of Design, and Washington University in St. Louis. He has lectured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturers, a LEED accredited professional, and a member of the American and Norwegian Institutes of Architects.

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