Shelley Craig


Urban Arts Architecture Inc.

About Me

Shelley Craig has been working with community clients for the past 25 years. She has extensive experience in health, community, institutional, and recreation projects, including many award winning buildings. She has recently been working with the University of Victoria on Master Planning for the Law expansion to accommodate the first Indigenous law program in Canada and the Engineering Precinct expansion. Shelley is currently working with the Greater Victoria Library on the Master Plan for the libraries, the North Vancouver Museum, Grand Forks Community Centre, and affordable housing projects for the missing middle in Surrey and White Rock, constructed from mass timber. Her recently completed Radium Hot Springs Community Centre and Library was one of the first DLT buildings in Canada and received a SAB Green Building Award. Other award winning recent work includes the Summerland Branch Library and the Engineering Student Centre at UBC.

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. Prior to forming Urban Arts Architecture Inc. 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 chair of the UBC Advisory Urban 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 BC Woodworks 2019 Wood Champion Award, 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.


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