Senior Principal

Craig S. Spangler


“My mission is to vibrantly embody the spirit of program and site with invigorating environments for occupants to creatively advance their academic quests.”

Craig Spangler joined Ballinger in 1995 to collaborate with exceptional expert colleagues to transform Ballinger into a national design leader in higher education architecture. Over nearly three decades at Ballinger, Craig has led and designed some of the firm’s most significant award-winning science and engineering projects. He is dedicated to collaborative engagements that create innovative places that are embodied with environmental stewardship and are indispensable contributors to institutional settings.

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Academic, Civic & Cultural, Science


Princeton University,
Master of Architecture

University of Maryland,
Bachelor of Architecture



Years at Ballinger


Craig Spangler Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

March 06, 2024

Exterior of Maxine Frank Singer Hall at Swarthmore College with AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Award and AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence COTE Award seals in the corner

Ballinger Honored with 2023 AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Awards

November 21, 2023

Exterior View of Maxine Frank Singer Hall at Swarthmore College

Maxine Frank Singer Hall Wins 2023 AIA Philadelphia Award

November 15, 2023

Chemistry tower at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Singer Hall at Swarthmore College both selected as finalists for AIA Pennsylvania Awards

Ballinger Projects Selected as Finalists for AIA Pennsylvania Awards

October 27, 2023

Headshot of Ballinger Senior Principal Craig S. Spangler

Ballinger Senior Principal Honored with University of Maryland President’s Award

October 12, 2023

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Tower open hall with students

University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Tower wins ASID Award

June 23, 2023

Cover photo stating 'the ballinger philadelphia tour'

Take a Tour of Ballinger’s Philadelphia Area Projects

March 08, 2023

Exterior of University of Maryland Zupnik Hall

University of Maryland Celebrates Groundbreaking of Stanley R. Zupnik Hall

December 14, 2022

Lab tools at Brown University

Ballinger Chosen to Partner on Brown University’s New Hub for High-Impact Life Science Research

November 08, 2022

construction at University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Kiewit Hall

University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Kiewit Hall Tops Out

September 12, 2022

Barnes Foundation Recognized with Arts + Business Council Award

May 26, 2022

Towering Potential

November 13, 2021

University of Maryland Chemistry Wing 1 Project Breaks Ground

September 08, 2021

Nebraska Celebrates Kiewit Hall Groundbreaking

July 01, 2021

SCUP Mid-Atlantic Tour

October 16, 2019

Berea College - Ballinger

Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building at Berea College Awarded LEED Gold

July 23, 2019

Ballinger Senior Principal Serves as Jury for Excellence Awards

July 18, 2019

Swarthmore’s Singer Hall Named in Honor of Scientist Alumna

May 18, 2019

A. James Clark Hall Featured in Context

April 06, 2019

Environments for Next-Generation Engineering Innovation

March 21, 2019

Tour of A. James Clark Hall at University of Maryland, College Park

March 21, 2019

A. James Clark Hall Awarded LEED Gold

December 05, 2018

Executive Leaders Radio

November 20, 2018

A. James Clark Hall Wins AIA Pennsylvania Award

November 16, 2018

Ballinger Presents at Forum on Architecture + Design

October 04, 2018

Terry and Craig

Ballinger Senior Principals Craig Spangler and Terry Steelman Present at Tradeline

November 17, 2017


Ballinger Flexible Working Program Turns 1

November 03, 2017


Ballinger Presents at 2017 International Institute for Sustainable Labs Conference

November 01, 2017

Tradeline - Ballinger

The Emerging Open Scientific Environment

October 27, 2016

Ballinger’s Design Approach to Interdisciplinary Buildings Featured in Tradeline Report

August 10, 2016

Tradeline Session - Ballinger

Ballinger and GW Lead Tradeline Session on Effective Interdisciplinary Facilities

October 20, 2015

University of Maryland Clark Hall - Ballinger

Tradeline Report: Convergence Drives New Approaches to Strategic Planning

July 29, 2015

Ballinger Explores Convergent Environments at Tradeline Conference

November 18, 2014

The Wistar Institute Interiors - Ballinger

Repurposing Existing Facilities for Modern Science

October 05, 2012

Interior lounge at Barnes Foundation

Ballinger Carries Barnes Foundation to LEED Platinum Certification

September 30, 2012

Ballinger Senior Principals Present Successful Models for Co-Locating Science + Engineering Programs

October 13, 2011