Shelley Craig has been working with community clients for many years. She has extensive experience in health, community, institutional, and recreation projects, including many award winning buildings. She has recently been working on the Island with the University of Victoria on Master Planning for the Law Building and the Engineering Precinct and the Tofino Recreation Centre Feasibility Study.
Shelley has worked with many community groups on a range of facilities and renovation projects. She has recently completed the new Summerland Branch Library for the Okanagan Regional Library and is working with the ORL on the space assessment and master planning of the Kelowna Library. She has also recently completed the Engineering Student Centre at UBC - a multi-use facility and clubhouse for the Engineering students.
Shelley graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Architecture) in 1980 and from the Architectural Association with a Masters in Architecture in 1984. Recipient of the Bernard Webb Scholarship, she then had a residency at the British School at Rome in 1985. Prior to forming Urban Arts Architecture in 2006, she was the principal of Urban Forum Architecture for 14 years. Shelley has been an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, and the Emily Carr University. She currently sits as a member the West Vancouver Design Panel, WoodWorks! Steering Committee and is a Canadian Wood Council Board member.
Shelley is well known for her commitment to "built in BC" design and research. She has received a Wood First Premier's Award, AIBC Innovation Award and the 2009 WoodWorks Architect Award for her work featuring wood design and research. Shelley has presented lectures across the country on UAA's progressive wood designs and research.