Craig Bouck, AIA, LEED AP

Craig Bouck, AIA, LEED AP - Principal, Strategy Partner

Principal, Strategy Partner

If you’re looking for a new idea, or a new way of looking at or doing something, talk to Craig. He epitomizes creative and critical thinking. As president and Strategy Partner of Barker Rinker Seacat, his visionary leadership style brings out the MacGyver in all of us. Craig’s quick intellect and discerning eye touch all aspects of the practice—from marketing to project management. He has authored numerous articles for publications such as Athletic Business and Recreation Management, and is a frequent speaker on recreation center design and future trends in recreation at conferences throughout the country.



  • UCCS Student Health & Wellness Center Renovation & Addition  Colorado Springs
  • Bozeman Recreation/Aquatic Facility Feasibility Study  Montana
  • Flagstaff Aquaplex  Arizona
  • Fraser Valley Recreation Center Concept Design  Winter Park, Colorado
  • Grand Valley Community Recreation Center Study  Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Gunnison Community Center Aquatic Addition  Colorado
  • Gypsum Community Recreation Center  Colorado
  • Las Cruces Regional Recreation Center  New Mexico
  • Long Bridge Park Aquatic, Health & Fitness Center  Arlington, Virginia
  • Mid Valley Recreation Center Feasibility Study and Conceptual Design  El Jebel, Colorado
  • Northwestern Mutual - West Denver Office Building  Arvada, Colorado
  • Olathe Community Center  Kansas
  • Paul Derda Recreation Center  Broomfield, Colorado
  • Sammamish Community Center  Washington
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Student Recreation Center Expansion Study  Colorado
  • Village Center  Waunakee, Wisconsin
  • Western Eagle Counnt Metropolitan District Fieldhouse  Edwards, Colorado
  • Wheat Ridge Recreation Center  Colorado

Fun Facts About Craig

Latest Adventure

Sea kayak camping and mountain biking with the kids

Favorite Vacation Spot

Desbarats, Ontario

Favorite Neighborhood Burger Joint

Park Burger

Favorite Popsicle

Dryer's Lime

Favorite Backyard Activity

Learning to smoke pork ribs

Favorite Household Product

Ziploc® baggies

Craig's Activities


  • Guest Lecturer: “Planning & Design of a Recreation Center,” University of Northern Colorado Physical Education Department
  • Guest Critic: University of Colorado Denver School of Architecture
  • Alumni Admissions Interviewer: Stanford University
  • Commodore: North Channel Yacht Club
  • Block Captain Coordinator: Rosedale Harvard Gulch Neighborhood Association
  • American Institute of Architects
  • United States Green Building Council
  • Chief Executive Network
  • Alumnus: Denver Community Leadership Forum

Speaking Engagements

  • 2018 National Recreation and Park Association Conference, “Turn Your Rec Center into a Tech Center” with Mick Massey
  • 2018 National Recreation and Park Association Conference, “There is No Place Like the Pool: Universally Appealing Watertainment & Wellness” with Douglass Whiteaker
  • 2018 Parks and Recreation Ontario Annual Conference | Toronto, Canada, “Rules of thumb for community recreation centres: Results of a benchmarking study” with Mick Massey
  • 2018 Podcast: Influence Ecology, “The Elements of Value” 
  • 2017 Athletic Business Conference, “Challenge Status Quo! Reimage your Facility and Reenergize Your Programs”
  • 2017 Texas Recreation and Parks Society – TRAPS North Conference, “TRENDS, the Future of Recreation Centers” with Mick Massey
  • 2017 Colorado Parks and Recreation Association Conference, “TRENDS, the Future of Recreation Centers” with Andy Stein
  • 2017 National Recreation and Park Association Conference, “TRENDS, the Future of Recreation Centers” with Mick Massey
  • 2016 Athletic Business Conference, “Timely Topics: Opportunities and Challenges in Facility Design and Operations”
  • 2015 Athletic Business Conference, “Innovation and Evolution: The Future of Community Recreation Center Design” Top 10 Presentation Style (7) & Top 10 Content (3): Ranked by Conference Attendees
  • 2015 Athletic Business Conference, “Recreation Center Stew: A Recipe for Success” with Mick Massey
  • 2015 Society of Marketing Professional Services Luncheon, “What the Architect Really Wants”
  • 2014 Athletic Business Conference, “What’s Hot, What’s Not: Trends in Facility Programming, Design and Operations”
  • 2014 Colorado Parks and Recreation Association – Facility Managers Sector Meeting, “Community Recreation Center Renovation”
  • 2013 International Council on Active Aging Conference, “Practical Design Considerations for an Active Aging Wellness Center”
  • 2013 Athletic Business Conference, “There’s No Dress Rehearsal: Avoiding Common Design and Operational Mistakes”
  • 2012 Athletic Business Conference, “Money. It’s Not a Dirty Word. Strategies for Cost-Effective Design, Management and Sustainability”
  • 2010 Athletic Business Conference, “Innovation and Evolution: The Future of Recreation Center Design” Rated by conference attendees as Top 10 Presentation Style
  • 2009 Athletic Business Conference, “You Can Operate Your Recreation Center Without a Subsidy” with Steve Russell
  • 2009  National Park and Recreation Association Midwest Regional Conference, “Operate Your Recreation Center with No Subsidy” with Steve Russell
  • 2009 Recreation Energy Connection - REC ’09 Conference, “Back to the Future: Learning from the Past to Craft a Sustainable Recreation Center” with Ken Berendt
  • 2008 Athletic Business Conference, “Bloopers, Botches, Blunders and BooBoos – Common Design Mistakes”
  • 2008 Colorado Parks and Recreation Association Annual Conference, “Achieving Cost Recovery at Your Recreation Center” with Steve Russell
  • 2007 Athletic Business Conference, “Recreation Center Renovation: Giving New Life to and Old Center”
  • 2006 Athletic Business Conference, “Pesky Decisions with Big Consequences”
  • 2006 Recreation Facility Design and Management School, “Hot Trends in Recreation Center Design”
  • 2005 Colorado Park and Recreation Association Spring Summit, “Getting Started with Community Recreation” with Chuck Musgrave
  • 2005 Recreation Facility Design and Management School, “Partnership Potentials”
  • 2004 City of Carbondale, Colorado, “Low Cost Construction Method Options with a $2 Million Budget” with Chuck Musgrave
  • 2004 Recreation Facility Design and Management School, “Designing Your Aquatics Facility” with Ken Ward and Dawn Rachjaibun
  • 2003 Athletic Business Conference, “Security – Design and Operations for Recreation Facilities” with Gina Barton
  • 2003 Recreation Facility Design and Management School, “Security – Design and Operations for Recreation Facilities” with Gina Barton
  • 2001 Colorado Park and Recreation Association Annual Conference, “A Case Study of the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center” with Joyce Manwaring


  • 2016 Recreation Management, “Lock it Up: Locker Room Design Trends” by Rick Dandes. March
  • 2013 The Journal of Active Aging, “The Future of Active Aging Adult Centers”. Special developer’s Issue. June 2013
  • 2010  Recreation Management, “Behind the Scenes: Recreational Locker Rooms, Restrooms More Refined”, by Kellye Whitney
  • 2009 City by Design, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
  • 2009 Parks & Recreation Business, “What’s Hogging All the Energy?”
  • 2008 Club Industry, “Two Locker Rooms Are No Longer Enough at Many Health Clubs”
  • 2008 Parks & Recreation, “Designing for the Ages”
  • 2008 Colorado Architect, “Recreation Centers Invite Community Members to Enjoy Healthier Lifestyles”
  • 2008 Recreation Management, “All in the Family: Ensuring Locker rooms & Restrooms are Fit for Everyone’ Use” by Stacy St. Clair
  • 2007 Recreation Management, “Parks & Community Recreation Centers: Building Active, Involved Communities. A Look at Trends in Parks & community Recreation Centers”
  • 2004 Master of Masonry Design, “Paul Derda Rec Center Breathes Life into a Community Dream”
  • 2004 Athletic Business Magazine, “Family Planning” by Marvin Bynum
  • 2004 The Christian Science Monitor, “A Housing Boom, Led by Boomers”, by Ron Scherer
  • 2001 Athletic Business Magazine, “Private Lessons”
  • 2001 Athletic Business Magazine, “Wired Learning” with Steve Blackburn and Eric Nielson


  • Medal of the American Institute of Architects
  • Arthur Spayd Brooke Bronze Medal
  • Harry E. Parker Prize
  • E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship

Craig's Education

University of Pennsylvania

Master of Architecture

Stanford University

Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies

University of Colorado Graduate School of Policy

Denver Community Leadership Forum

Talk to Craig


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