As a campus and facility planner for over three decades and more than 200 separate commissions, I have prepared campus plans, facility programs, utilization studies, and facility reuse plans for non-profit institutions. Clients include colleges and universities, preparatory schools, and museums.
I began my service to higher education in the office of the late Richard P. Dober, who has been noted as the Dean of American campus planning. I became a partner after eight years, when the firm was renamed Dober, Lidsky, Craig and Associates. More recently, I led the campus planning practice for EYP Architecture and Engineering. I now work independently with clients and other design professionals. In public service, I have worked on advisory boards and was appointed to a curriculum development panel for the Massachusetts Department of Education. My professional background also includes research in behavior-environment studies.
My writing and presentations have delved into topics such as campus planning, facility programming, historic preservation planning, and sustainability planning. I have presented at national and regional conferences and colloquia for professional associations including: SCUP (Society for College and University Planning), NACUBO (National Association of College and University Business Officers), the NoName Facilities Conference, ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers—International), APPA (Association of Physical Plant Administrators), and with the Boston Preservation Alliance.
I am energized by my work. My clients tell me that they appreciate my collaborative approach and ability to hear and synthesize stakeholders’ concerns. I strive to integrate broad ranges of requirements into a unified vision. Using techniques I have developed with my collaborators, I believe I have been able to help many institutions achieve significant and sustainable change.
Charles Craig, AICP, LEED