Craig Hodgetts

Hodgetts, FAIA, is a partner at the Seattle- and San Francisco-based firm Mithun, which recently merged with Hodgetts+Fung, the interdisciplinary architecture and design studio he formed with partner Hsinming Fung in 1984. He is known for employing an imaginative weave of high technology and story-telling to invigorate his designs, producing an architecture that embraces contemporary ideology, information culture, and evolving lifestyles. With a broad-ranging background in automotive design, theater and architecture, Hodgetts has created a spectrum of award-winning projects, which includes the temporary yet emblematic UCLA Towell Library, the new acoustical shell for the Hollywood Bowl, renovation of the historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the LACMA exhibition “California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way,” and Wild Beast Pavilion at the California Institute of the Arts. Hodgetts’ published works include articles on the arts, architecture, and entertainment, he is frequently invited to lecture on topics ranging from urban design to film. HplusF was awarded the AIACC Firm Award in 2008. In 2007, Craig was recognized as CED/CED Alumni Distinguished Alumnus by UC Berkeley. Mr. Hodgetts and Ms. Fung were awarded an AIA Gold Medal award in 2006. In 2004, Craig was recognized as the Educator of the Year by the AIA Los Angeles Chapter. In 1994, Craig and Ming were Honorees of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 1996 they were awarded a Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design. Hodgetts was a Founding Dean of the School of Design at the California Institute of the Arts.