He has been involved with environmental heritage issues, particularly in the areas of architecture and cultural landscape identification and assessment since 1981.
Craig has undertaken Heritage Studies for local government areas and a number of Conservation Plans, Community Mapping projects and related studies of both natural and cultural environments. He is equally experienced as an architectural, landscape and urban designer having undertaken a wide range of design projects.
His professional experience has ranged from private practice with various architectural offices in New South Wales, fifteen years with the N.S.W. Government Architects Branch where he was employed both as an architect and as a landscape architect, forty years academic involvement, twelve years with the School of Landscape Architecture, University of N.S.W. and over forty years private practice as a sole practitioner. He has been involved with teaching selected subjects in the undergraduate courses in Architecture at both the University of Sydney and the University of N.S.W. as well as the post graduate courses in Heritage Conservation and Urban design at these institutions.
Co-director of the Cultural Landscape Research Unit at the University of N.S.W. and has focused much of his research and practice on conservation issues related to the Australian environment and its perceived landscapes, their identification, assessment, management and appropriate planning and design actions.
Appointed as Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Western Australia, to implement the first professional undergraduate degree course in Landscape Architecture in Western Australia.
Established as Director of CAB CONSULTING PTY.LTD. and has carried out a private practice in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, heritage conservation, horticulture, education and art.
Appointed as Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Sydney, and was involved in teaching, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, heritage conservation and public art.
Appointed as Adjunct Professor to the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at the University of Western Australia and in the same year awarded a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
One of his design projects has been recognized by the AILA as one of the fifteen most significant designed landscapes in Australia and Craig has contributed to many publications concerning the disciplines of landscape and architecture.
Bachelor of Architecture, Hons II/I, UNSW, 1970Graduate Diploma in Landscape Design, UNSW, 1974Certificate of Horticulture, Merit Pass, Ryde School of Horticulture, 1978Master of Arts (Fine Arts) Sydney University, 1981Graduate Diploma of Environmental Studies, Macquarie University, 1983
1972. Georges Pompidou Centre International Competition.Plateau Beauborg,Paris. Equal 2nd Prize. with Ken Maher and Colin Stewart
1984. Riverside Park Competition, Ballina. NSW. 1st Prize
1995. Excellence in Teaching Award. University of Western Australia.
1996. Future Generations University Competition, Central Coast, NSW. Finalist with Room 4.1.3
1998. Centenary of Federation Garden Competition, Centennial Park. Commendation with Room 4.1.3
1999. AILA(NSW+ACT) Project Design Award, Parks and Recreation Category: Bradleys Head
1999. AILA(NSW+ACT) Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture
2000. Mt.Penang Festival Development Corporation Garden Design Competition Winning Entry with Anton James Design Pty Ltd
2000. AILA National Award: Design- Public Open Spaces.
2002. AILA(NSW+ACT) Merit Award: Master plan Mt Penang with Oculus Pty Ltd
2002. NSW Local Govt. Excellence in the Environment Award for Sustainable residential development in Chatswood NSW for Willoughby Council with Kennedy Associates Architects
2003. NSW National Trust Heritage Awards. Commendation for Parramatta Park Landscape Master.plan
2004. Parramatta Heritage Awards. Former Female Orphan School Rydalmere with Tanner Architects
2004. National Art School East Sydney First Prize Design Competition with Alexander Tzannes Associates
2004. International Arboretum Canberra Competition Equal winning entry Stage 1 with JonesSonter Architects
2005. NSW National Trust Heritage Award : Audley Conservation Management Plan and Master Plan with Context Landscape Design
2005. AILA (NSW +ACT) Award for Excellence in Planning : Ballast Point Park SHFA with Context Landscape Design Pty Ltd and Anton James Design
2007. AILA (NSW ) Award for Excellence in Planning : Former Water Police Site Park Pyrmont with Aspect Studios and Hill Thalis Architects for City of Sydney
2008. AIA (NSW) Wilkinson Award ( Landscape and site planning component) Wilcox House, Leura, with James Stockwell Architect.
2008. AIA (NSW) Architecture Award (Landscape component) Headland Park Amenities, Mosman, with Richard Leplastrier
2008. AIA National Award for Residential Houses : Leura House and Garden with James Stockwell Architect
2009. Mosman Design Award : Georges Head Lookout with Richard Leplastrier
2009. CCAE Awards, National, State and Local Awards for Former Water Police Site Park, Pyrmont with Aspect Studios and Hill Thalis Architects for City of Sydney
2010.AIA (NSW) Architecture Award for Urban Design: Pirrama Park Pyrmont with Hill Thalis Architecture ,Aspect Studios for City of Sydney.
2010. AILA National Award : Planning for Pirrama Park Master Plan, Pyrmont with Aspect Studios and Hill Thalis Architecture
2010. AIA National Award ;Walter Burley Griffin Award in Urban Design for Pirrama Park with Aspect Studios and Hill Thalis Architecture.
2010. AILA NSW Medal for Landscape Architecture with Aspect Studios and Hill Thalis Architecture for Pirrama Park Pyrmont, Sydney NSW
2011. Martumili Art Centre, Newman WA Second Prize in UWA Design Competition with Ben Braham Architects.
2012. NSW National Trust Heritage Award : Former Coal Loader Waverton Peninsula with Hassel and North Sydney Council
2012.AILA National Design Award for Pirrama Park Pyrmont with Aspect Studios, HillThalis Architecture,
Fiona Robbe and City of Sydney
2013. Commendation in Capithetical competition as contributing author to Made in
Australia by Dr Julian Bolleter and Prof Richard Weller
2013. Australia Award for Urban Design Chinatown Laneways Sydney with Aspect Studios.
2014. Contributing author to Made in Australia by Dr Julian Bolleter and Prof Richard Weller. WA
Medal for Landscape Architecture : Research and Communication Award
2014. Education and Interpretation award National Trust of Australia NSW. Contributing Author for
Public Sydney publication
2014. ACT National Trust Award : Anzac Parade HMP.
2015. NSW National Trust Heritage Awards: Highly Commended for Mast Precinct Bradleys Head SHNP
2015. AIA NSW. Wilkinson Award ( Landscape component) Light House, Dover Heights, Sydney with Peter
2016. AIA NSW Special Jury Award. Contributing Author for Public Sydney publication.
2017. AIA NSW AWARDS : The Robert Woodward Award for Small Project Architecture Pirramimma Garden
2017. Finalist : Australian House Awards
2017. Finalist : Australian Timber Design Awards
2018. Commendation: Australian House Awards
2018. AILA NSW Award of Excellence : Civic Landscape with Sprout Landscape Architecture.
2018. Australian Urban Design Award : Built Projects and Neighbourhood Scale : Former South Sydney
Hospital Site : Matron Ruby Grant Park
2019. NSW National Trust award contributing as part of the AILA Landscape Heritage Committee.