A writer, lecturer, and award-winning designer, Craig Mutter, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has joined CannonDesign as a design leader and principal based in Boston. Craig brings a breadth of design experience to this role, both regionally and nationally, and a genuine commitment to furthering the art and science of architecture, mentoring aspiring designers, and helping clients realize the power and potential of great design.
“As our firm grows, we seek talented individuals who will challenge our clients and our own teams to explore new levels of creativity and innovation,” said David Polzin, CannonDesign’s executive director of design. “Craig is undoubtedly that type of designer. His thoughtful approach to design is clearly demonstrated in his work, and his talent will play a key role in elevating design excellence throughout our firm.”
Craig joins CannonDesign with almost 30-years’ experience as an architect and design leader, most recently as principal at Machado Silvetti. His design work spans the spectrum of building typologies, including museums, visual and performing arts buildings, academic centers, historic sites and residences. Notable projects include the Asian Art Study Center at the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida; the North Towers Renovation and Expansion Project at the Denver Art Museum; renovations and Additions to the Bakalar and Paine Galleries at MassArt in Boston; and the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life at NYU.
Craig has consistently contributed to complex, carefully designed buildings with a focus on the transformations of existing and historic structures, contexts and cultural landscapes. His work is characterized by a skilled approach to materiality, sophisticated façade treatments and a thoughtful approach to placemaking.
“As architects, we strive to imbue places with meaning,” said Craig. “For me, the best architecture derives from a sense of history and the timeless needs of the present, responding to context, but without rhetoric or eclecticism. CannonDesign is already committed to this philosophy, and I look forward to contributing my perspective to the firm’s ongoing design explorations.”
Craig holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and has served on design juries at numerous universities throughout the United States.