Craig Garbarini, AIA, LEED AP

// Principal & Partner

Education, Certifications, & Achievements

University of Illinois // Bachelor of Architecture // 1991
University of Illinois // Master of Architectural Studies // 1993
NCARB certification
LEED AP
Licensed architect
Predictive Index Practitioner

Associations & Involvement

AIA // American Institute of Architects

Craig Garbarini joined Charlan Brock Architects in 1996, and was named partner in 2018. Craig grew up in a military household and had the unique experience of never living in the same location for longer than two years until he enrolled at the University of Illinois in the fall of 1987. During his time there, he was awarded academic scholarships, made the Dean’s list, and was inducted into the Gargoyle Architecture Honor Society.

Our clients respect Craig’s experience and dedication, and they appreciate the way he develops and maintains relationships while keeping their projects on schedule and on budget. His projects have included over 18,000 apartment units with clubhouse and amenity buildings and over 500 oceanfront mid- and high-rise luxury condominium units. In addition to his residential experience, he was involved in the programming and master planning for Daytona Beach Shores City Center, as well as a number of commercial buildings, including churches, offices, light retail, and restaurants.

Craig’s personal philosophy is that it’s important to enjoy and respect the people you work with. He can be a man of few words, but when he does speak up, it is always thoughtful and oftentimes delivered with a sharp sense of humor. 

As Craig likes to say,

“If you’re always talking, you are not listening. An architect that doesn’t listen to the client will certainly fail them.”