Founding Partner, Snøhetta, USA
Last updated: April 28, 2023
Craig Dykers co-founded Snøhetta, an integrated architecture, landscape architecture and design company in 1989 together with Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Christoph Kapeller. The studio focuses on well-being, biodiversity, sustainability, and empowering the communities where they work. Snøhetta is based in New York City, USA and Oslo, Norway, and has five additional global offices.
Craig Dykers has led many prominent projects including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Oslo Opera in Norway, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the redesign of Times Square in New York City. Recent projects underway include the El Paso Children’s Museum, Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, the Ford Motor Company Research Campus, and the Joslyn Art Museum, among many other projects nationally and internationally.
Snøhetta has received numerous recognitions, including the Cooper Hewitt’s 2020 National Design Award for Architecture, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (for the Alexandria Library), and the Mies van der Rohe Award (for the Oslo Opera). The practice has been recognized among the top ten most innovative companies in the world by the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company magazine. Throughout this, there remains a deep-seated interest in building an intimate relationship with people and places as a source for inspiration.
Craig 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 and Washington University in St. Louis, MI, USA. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
Craig Dykers received a bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Texas, Austin after initial studies in medicine and art. He has worked in Texas and California and later co-founded the architecture, landscape and interior design company Snøhetta in Oslo, Norway in 1989 and in New York City in 2004.
Craig Dykers will be Chair of the Holcim Awards 2023 jury for North America.