Craig S. Spangler, AIA graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture cum laude from the University of Maryland in 1982 and was a full fellowship recipient from Princeton University where he received a Master’s of Architecture in 1988. Craig is a Principal with Ballinger, an architectural and engineering firm located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he has practiced since 1995. Prior to joining Ballinger, Craig practiced with a variety of firms including RTKL, the Hillier Group and Koetter, Kim & Associates.
Craig has been recognized with numerous national and local awards, has been published widely and is a frequent critic at many institutions. Early in his career, Craig attained national attention as the winner of an international design competition for the Matteson, Illinois Public Library and is the recipient of R&D Magazine’s Lab of the Year Award recognizing significant contributions to innovation in laboratory design. In 2012, Craig was also named the Kea Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Along with Craig’s wife, Mimi Spangler, who is president of the marketing consulting firm, The Harding Company, they wish to establish an endowed fund to support an annual lecture series sponsored by the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Craig and Mimi intend for this lecture series to provide a public forum for notable emerging architects, who are being recognized early in their career for innovative design excellence and that are demonstrating promise for enduring design leadership in the profession, to inspire the School and greater design communities through a presentation of their body of work.