Principal Craig Schwitter, who has worked with some of the top architects in the world on highly complex and iconic buildings, recently received an honorary membership in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Honorary membership recognizes the accomplishments of architecture related professionals who are truly outstanding and whose work has national significance. It is one of the highest honors that the AIA awards to non-architects and celebrates distinguished service to the profession of architecture or to the arts and sciences.
With over 20 years of experience, Craig is an international leader in structural engineering. His broad portfolio includes educational, performing arts, cultural, civic, stadia, commercial, residential, transportation, and master planning projects.
On June 4th, the New York Chapter of the AIA presented Craig with honorary membership at its 146th Annual Meeting. According to the AIA: “Craig has become an indispensable part of the NYC design world, working with many New York City based architects, whose respect he has garnered by his calm problem-solving capability, and his ability to bring people together for common cause.”
In 1999, Craig founded the first North American office of Buro Happold Consulting Engineers in New York. Since then, Buro Happold has grown to over 200 staff in North America and added office locations in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.