Today’s post features New York and Chicago–based architect and designer Joan Craig of Lichten Craig Architecture + Interiors. In 1996, Joan joined forces with Kevin Lichten to form Lichten Craig. Having studied art history and worked at Sotheby’s for years prior to architecture school, Joan brought to the practice a particular interest in exploring the intersection of architecture and interiors. Her focus on art and the decorative arts continues to inform and inspire her work.
A graduate of Wesleyan University (my husband is, too!), Joan received her Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. Prior to establishing Lichten Craig, Joan worked in the architectural offices of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Buttrick, White and Burtis. After years of working in Lichten Craig’s New York office, she opened the firm’s Chicago office in 2002 and enjoys traveling between the firm’s two offices. Joan’s recent projects range from the master plan for a private club’s aquatic center to a family compound for three generations. Regardless of scale, Joan takes great pleasure in working collaboratively, researching the issues, and developing designs tailored to the client and the place. Her work is regularly featured in design publications and blogs, like this one!