Summary Design, Project Management and Teaching: 25 years in New Zealand, Melbourne, New York, Philadelphia, India, Jordan, Palestine and Texas.
Relevant Expertise Craig has lived and worked extensively in New Zealand, Australia, Jordan, Palestine, India and the United States. He has twenty five years of professional practice experience as a landscape architect.
Much of Craig’s work focuses on applying the collective knowledge of traditional and contemporary sustainable practices from the places that he has lived and worked. He has been involved in teaching at Philadelphia University, Yale University Schools of Architecture and Lincoln University on the subjects of cross-cultural design and sustainability.
Craig has also undertaken extensive research on the subject of sustainability and the carbon impact of design, implementation, management and urban renewal and has been published and presented internationally on the subject. This award winning research and work lead to the NZILA awarding Craig the honor of "Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects" in 2015. Craig was nominated to a role on the International Federation of landscape Architects Advisory Panel in 2017 as an expert in sustainability and climate change.
In 2005 Craig started Pocock Design Environment in Christchurch New Zealand and has since worked on projects in New Zealand, United States, Australia and India. The projects ranged from large scale structure planning to detail design for key public open space. The company has won a range of awards for its design and planning work including the NZILA Sustainability Award of Excellence in 2013. As part of his business ethics Craig engages a significant amount of pro-bono work for schools and community groups, such as the Calcutta Hope House School, three living art walls for Festival of Flowers Christchurch as part of a post earthquake recovery, two school sustainability master plans and the South City, Invercargill master plan and development strategy for the community group Southalive.
In 2016 Craig moved his family out of the post earthquake rebuild of Christchurch, New Zealand to San Antonio, Texas where he continues to work as an independent designer for projects in the great cities of New York, San Antonio, Whakatane and Ashburton. He continues to develop the research on the carbon landscape as well as publishes on current issues within the design industry.