Craig holds a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Before coming to the University of Illinois, he was Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. He was also a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and spent five years as Project Designer at SOM Chicago. His primary research furthers his MLA thesis, which proposed that the real-time data streams and mapping technologies of precision agriculture could be applied change how CRP sites are selected and maintained, allowing a faster response time to conservation needs.
Craig also has his own architecture and landscape practice in Chicago with partner Ann Lui: Future Firm. Their interests lie in the intersections between landscape territories and curatorial experiments.