Dallas Architecture Forum Lecture Series: Craig Dykers
Craig Dykers is one of the founding partners of Snohetta, a firm based in Oslo, Norway and New York City. Mr. Dykers has led many of Snohetta’s prominent projects internationally, including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway, the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York City, and the recently completed Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Ontario, Canada. Dykers also led the design of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion and is guiding the Times Square Reconstruction in New York City, as well as the Calgary Public Library in Alberta, Canada, and the Temple University Library in Philadelphia. Snohetta was shortlisted as one of seven firms for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.
Dykers’ work has led to numerous international awards and widespread recognition including the Mies van der Rohe European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the World Architecture Award and the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture, among many others. 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 was born in Frankfurt, Germany and has lived extensively in both Europe and North America. 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 prior to co-founding Snøhetta in Oslo, Norway and New York City. Active professionally and academically, Craig Dykers has been the diploma adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo and a distinguished professor at City College in New York City and a visiting critic in the Syracuse University New York City studio. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.