Craig Edward Dykers was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1961 and has lived extensively in both Europe and North America. He received a Bachelor degree in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin after initial studies in medicine and art.
Mr. Dykers has worked in Texas and California and co-founded Snøhetta as an integrated architecture, landscape and interior design company, first in Oslo, Norway in 1989, and subsequently in New York City in 2004. He has worked on the design of several prominent cultural projects including the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center site. Other projects include the Lillehammer Winter Olympics Art Museum and the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin. His work has received numerous awards including various categories of the World Architecture Awards and, recently, the Mies van der Rohe Prize.
Active professionally and academically, Dykers is a member of the Norwegian Architecture Association (NAL), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is a Fellow in the Royal Society of Arts in England, and vice president of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce. He has been the Diploma Adjudicator at the Architectural College in Oslo and a Distinguished Professor at City College of New York City, as well as a guest professor at the New York Architecture studios of Syracuse University and Cornell University. He has lectured extensively in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In addition, Dykers has been commissioned to complete various installation art projects in public spaces, many of these focused on the notion of context, nature and human nature.