Craig Dykers: Transdisciplinary Approach in the Public Realm

Architecture Department Fall 2009 Lecture Series

Craig Dykers cofounded the architecture, landscape, and interior design company SNØHETTA in Oslo in 1989 and eventually opened an office in New York City in 2004. Dykers has worked with the design of several prominent cultural projects including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center site in New York City. Other projects have included the Lillehammer Winter Olympics Art Museum in Norway and the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin. Currently he is working with new theater designs at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and Virginia Tech as well as a new library at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Active professionally and academically, Dykers has been a member of the Norwegian Architecture Association, the American Institute of Architects, and is a fellow in the Royal Society of Arts in England. He has been the diploma adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo and a distinguished professor at City College in New York City and at Syracuse University. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In addition, Dykers has been commissioned to complete various installation art projects in public spaces, many of these focused on the notion of context, nature, and human nature.