Crandon Gustafson is dean and faculty of the School of Interior Architecture at The Boston Architectural College. His mission in education and design is the shaping of user's experiences through the application of data and creative methods.
Crandon is a LEED Accredited Professional, NCARB and NCIDQ certified, and a licensed architect in New York and Colorado. His professional work includes significant K-12, health care and retail projects, with Perkins+Will, Gensler, OWP/P (now Cannon Design), VOA Associates, and his own firm. His practice experience ranges from California and Colorado to Illinois and New York. Crandon holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado-Denver and a Bachelor of Science in Community Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
His professional work includes Director of the Chicago Public Schools Managing Architect team (Renovation, from 1998–2000, and New Construction, from 2000–2002), which oversaw the delivery of architectural services for approximately $500 million of construction annually. He also managed the architectural design team for Perspectives Charter School, a Driehaus and AIA award-winning middle school/high school on Chicago's near south side.Crandon has served on the Board of Directors for AIA Colorado, Denver Chapter AIA, and IIDA Illinois, culminating in presidency of the Illinois Chapter.
At the BAC, Crandon chaired Foundation Studies in the development of a shared interdisciplinary curriculum from 2012 - 2014, and as Design Coordinator for the 2014 Campus reorganization. He led the 2013 BAC international studies trip to Florence, Italy, and has led study trips to Japan and a volunteer work trip to New Orleans.