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Craig Hanway RA


Craig grew up in a Midwest college town, the son of a professor. His course toward a career in architecture was set early, when his family spent several years living in Vienna, and he was exposed to the great cities of Europe. He majored in Architecture at Iowa State University (with a minor in English Literature) and later earned a Master’s in Business Administration.

He has had a varied and general practice, mostly in Seattle. In his early years, he gained experience in a variety of project types, including hotel and restaurant, hospital/medical, airport/transportation, office space planning, as well as commercial and residential projects.  He eventually established his own practice, Comprehensive Architecture, were he had clients in all those project types. His clients have included Children’s Hospital, Everett Clinic, Port of Seattle, Consolidated Restaurants, Restaurants Unlimited, and First Interstate Bank, to name a few. His practice also included church projects, preschool projects, and private residences. He has experience in all aspects of architectural practice, from programming and master planning to design, construction documents, and construction observation.

For many years, Craig has been active in community affairs and has served on numerous City of Seattle and neighborhood planning and design committees. He chaired the Queen Anne Community Council Land Use and Planning Committee for many years. He was a community representative on the Seattle Waterfront Committee, served on Urban Design Framework Committees for Uptown and South Lake Union Urban Centers, and was a Steering Committee member for Leadership for Great Neighborhoods. He was active on the Mercer Corridor Stakeholders Group, the Uptown/SLU Visioning Task Force and the Uptown/SLU Mobility Plan Task Force.

Craig is working on multiple projects for Seattle Public Schools and the Stevens Whitney Residence Hall Renovation at Central Washington University.. Craig enjoys theatre, jazz, classical music, and movies. He and his wife Kathy love travelling and spending time with their adult children.

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