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Craig Reynolds


At a Glance

Class Year: 1977

Award Year: 2013

Degree: Bachelor of Environmental Design, Master of Architecture

Profession: Architecture

Biography

Craig Reynolds ’77; President of the Brown Reynolds Watford Architects and a member of the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, leads BRW’s collaborative efforts in transforming complex, multiphase, multiple-funded source projects into award-winning architecture. Reynolds founded the firm in 1984. He focuses his time and energy on the strategic planning for the firm’s 130 person staff at 4 office locations and on projects in the higher education sector encompassing work on 24 Texas university campuses.

Reynolds has also led many public service projects in Texas, including chairing Dallas ISD bond elections for the past 24 years. “His masterful, civic-minded leadership was essential in winning substantial support for the 2002 bond program that has provided benefits in Dallas for decades,” said Mike Moses, a former Dallas ISD superintendent and TEA Chair. Reynolds has continued in chairing successful Dallas ISD bond referendums in 2008, 2015 and again in 2020, establishing the opportunity for $10.0 billion of public funds to be earmarked for enhancing the educational facilities for student learning in Dallas schools.

Reynolds has also been a founder in 3 community based non-profits. The Dallas Parks Foundation supported the City in raising over $1B for refurbishing and expanding urban parks. A founder of the Friends of the Katy Trail that established a 3.5 mile urban park through densely populated and high land values to create one of the nation’s most heavily used hike and bike trails. He spearheaded the conservation of a 700 home historic neighborhood in East Dallas, preserving a collection of 1920 circa residential architecture.

Reynolds led his local chapter of the AIA in 2004, invested in the AIA College of Fellows in 2006, was President of the Texas Society of Architects in 2012 and President of the Texas Architect Foundation in 2017-2018.