Craig Hodgetts



Craig is known for employing an imaginative weave of high technology and storytelling to invigorate his designs, producing an architecture that embraces contemporary ideology, information culture and evolving lifestyles. With a broad-ranging background in theater arts, automotive engineering and architecture, he brings a singular synergy to the design of challenging environments. Craig has created legacy projects for the California Institute of the Arts, Art Center College and Occidental College. His creative direction on a celebrated exhibition showcasing the Case Study program was followed by a series of landmark civic and cultural facilities including the Hollywood Bowl and the UCLA Gateway.

Craig is a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and was a Founding Dean of the School of Design at the California Institute of the Arts. A prolific writer, he has contributed essays and observations to the Los Angeles Times and Cosmopolitan Magazine, as well as signature books on science-fiction icon Syd Mead and architect James Stirling. He has been granted patents for a mobile logistics center, a prefabricated classroom and an evacuated tube structure for the hyperloop system.


  • Yale University — Master of Architecture

Memberships And Accreditations

  • Fellow, American Institute of Architects


  • Architecture and Design Museum, Board Member
  • CalArts School of Design, Founding Dean
  • Los Angeles Forum for Architecture, Founding Member
  • The Architect's Newspaper, Former Member of Editorial Board
  • UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Professor