What sets us apart is the ability to craft a ‘big idea’ that guides all aspects of a project. This skill is critical to creating landmark designs that are feasible, functional, and beautiful. The aim of our practice is to create distinguished architecture, contextually well placed within the environment.
WHO WE ARE.
We Are The People’s Architect.
Our work is created for the client, designed for the user.
WHAT WE DO.
We connect people through innovative design.
WHY WE DO IT.
To establish impactful relationships that make a difference.
Where We Started
Where We’re Going
Creating ‘The Big Idea’
Crawford Architects and its principals have an impressive track record of developing the ‘big-idea’ in a manner that will fully meet the aspirations of our clients while future-proofing the design through innovation and comprehensive planning. The ability to create landmark designs is critical to creating projects that are feasible, yet fully integrated and cohesive in terms of functionality and operations.
We pride ourselves on connecting with our clients at a level that engenders trust. We’ll listen and ask questions in order to understand your needs and deliver the right solutions. This is what’s led us to delivering many of the most challenging projects in the industry – all with the solitary goal of advancing our clients’ success through excellence in design. Our approach starts with a conversation, so let’s have one!
As an athletic director, I’ve worked on five projects with Crawford Architects including three training facilities. Not once did I feel like I was on the clock. They are so passionate about what they do.
Justin Sell, South Dakota State University Athletics Director
Sustainable By Design
Some of our recent achievements include:
UC Merced 2020 Project
1st LEED Platinum Campus in the US
Montana State University, Bobcat Athletic Complex
Awarded LEED Silver Certification
Crawford Architects has emerged as a leading expert in public-private partnerships (P3 delivery). Our team has been involved in P3 work from California to Australia. The 2020 Project at the University of California, Merced has set the standard for P3 throughout the U.S. There’s no question that social infrastructure must continually improve to meet the needs of today and the economic development needs of tomorrow. Unfortunately, there simply aren’t enough resources to meet all of our needs with the current funding and delivery methods. One of the alternative avenues to access capital is by utilizing a Public-Private Partnership (P3) delivery method. This model leverages limited public funds with private investment and expertise without compromising quality, functionality, flexibility, and sustainability.
So, what is Public-Private Partnership (P3)? It is a contractual agreement between a public agency (federal, state or local) and a private sector entity. Through this agreement, the skills and assets of each sector (public and private) are shared in delivering a facility or service for the use of the general public. In addition to the sharing of resources, each party shares in the risks and rewards potential in the delivery of the facility and/or service.
Meet The Team
Our people and our collective experience are the backbones of this firm. Clients that hire Crawford receive the full attention of our partners and senior professionals from beginning to end. our dedication, skill, and perseverance are critical to the identification and delivery of our hallmark of adding value to every single project we tackle.
At Crawford Architects, we consider ourselves very fortunate to have some of the brightest and most creative minds walking our hallways and working in our offices. Our leadership team supports a deep bench of experienced and dedicated architects, designers and engineers who share Crawford Architects’ commitment to innovation, collaboration, and determination.
Owner & Senior Principal
Owner & Senior Principal
Office Manager, Senior Associate
Director of Project Development
Senior Project Designer/Architect, Senior Associate
Senior Project Manager/Architect
Senior Project Designer/ Interior Designer
Visual Experience & Design Strategist
Dakota Miller Zinn
Marketing & Communications Strategist