Chuck Crawford

Chuck Crawford

Associate Professor, Graduate Architecture


Phone: 619-684-8791

Research Interests: Building tectonics, DfD, public space, and architectural and urban theory

Design and Teaching Philosophies: Much like Rafael Moneo, I strive for the material and the site specific. I search for an expressed structure and enclosure appropriate to the setting and program. I believe that space and light come before form. Indeed, I am rather uninterested in form. As for issues of sustainability, we are expected to design buildings to withstand the forces of vertical and lateral loads and provide safe exiting in a fire. Net zero is no different: It is as expected as two exits from a building. As my signature bears, sustainability alone is not enough; humanity needs poetry as well.

Education: Chuck Crawford earned his M. Arch from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; his M. Arch II from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University; and a Certificate from Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainebleau, France.

Honorary Degrees/Awards/Memberships: Licensed California Architect; founder and publisher of lpsrvc and The Church of Architecture

Additional Information: Chuck Crawford has had the privilege of working for Peter Eisenman (New York), Zaha Hadid (London), Polyzoides and Moule (Los Angeles), SOM /AECOM (Los Angeles), and Safdie Rabines Architects (San Diego). He was the project architect while working at SRA for the Robert Paine Scripps Seaside Forum at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.