Craig Elliott, AIA
Great opportunities to learn from influential architects and work in nationally and regionally recognized architectural practices have been constant throughout Craig’s career. Starting with HOK Sport in Kansas City, he designed many sports facilities while learning the trade from the experts in the field of sports. In between two employments at HOK, Craig was able to learn from Peter Kosinski and Gary DeWolf in New Haven and also Charles Platt and Ray Dovell in New York City.
After completion of Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City for HOK, Craig joined VCBO Architecture. While Director of Design at VCBO, he focused on designing sports and recreation facilities throughout the mountain west. Looking to work closer to home in Park City and to gain experience in the exploding market of resort design, Craig joined Jack Johnson Company as Director of Architecture. Sport projects continued to supplement the resort work while at JJC, as he was awarded the position of Architect of Record for the Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort Venues for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games.
Shortly after the closing ceremonies of the Salt Lake Winter Olympic Games, Craig joined EMA Architects as a partner. By the end of the following year, “Architecture and Engineering Quarterly” named EMA, Utah Architectural Firm of the Year for 2003. Following this announcement, the company name officially became Elliott Mahoney Architecture and Craig became the managing member of the practice, creating autonomous entities in both Salt Lake and Park City. Within a year the Park City office officially became Elliott Workgroup in which Craig became the sole Principal. As principal of Elliott Workgroup, Craig has designed many affordable housing, sports facilities, mixed-use developments and resort projects.
Craig’s dedication to the field of architecture has awarded him with numerous honors (see list below), while he continues to be dedicated to and inspired by the community of Park City. He regularly announces high school football games for KPCW 91.9 FM, the local radio station and serves on several non-profit boards.
73rd Paris Prize in Architecture – Lloyd Warren Fellowship – Honorable Mention 1986
Korean War Memorial – National Competition – Honorable Mention 1989
Chanel Corporate Headquarters – Limited Competition – Awarded 1992
Franklin Quest Field – Outstanding Public Project – Intermountain Contractor 1994
Lindquist Field – AIA Utah Chapter – Citation Award 1997
Weber State University Skybox – Design Build Project of the Year – Intermountain Contractor 2001
Salt Lake Olympic Committee Temporary Facilities – Building Project of the Year – Associated General Contractors 2002
Rail Central Master Planned Development – Governor’s Quality Growth Award – Envision Utah 2005
The Sky Lodge – AIA Utah Chapter – Merit Award 2009