Associate Principal, New York
Russell Crader is Associate Principal and co-heads the New York studio overseeing projects in North & South America and the Caribbean. Since joining the studio in 2007, he has played an instrumental role in many of the firm’s most significant projects with a particular focus and commitment to civic and cultural buildings for life-long learning.
He was responsible for the completion of two award-winning neighborhood libraries in Washington DC — the Francis Gregory Library and the William O. Lockridge/Bellevue library. Celebrated for their strong community resonance, these two libraries achieved LEED Gold accreditation and were two of the studio’s first major civic projects in the US. Russell was also responsible for the Quality Assurance Quality Control for the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington D.C; and worked with the city of Newark, New Jersey to deliver the McCarter Switching Station and Newark Art Wall, which provides an arts/public infrastructure into the neighborhood.
Russell’s current projects include the 82,000 sf redevelopment for The Studio Museum in Harlem on 125th street; the Winter Park Library & Event Center in Winter Park, Florida; as well as an adaptive reuse project for a K-12 Charter school in New York.
He holds a Bachelors in Architecture from Kansas State University and a Masters in Architecture from Harvard University.