Craig Bouck, AIA, LEED AP

Craig Bouck, AIA, LEED AP - Principal, CEO

Principal, CEO

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 CEO 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

  • 2013 International Council on Active Aging Conference: “Practical Design Considerations for an Active Aging Wellness Center”
  • 2013 Athletic Business Conference: “Community Recreation Center Renovation: Giving New Life to an Old Center”
  • 2013 Athletic Business Conference: “There’s No Dress Rehearsal: Avoiding Common Design & Operational Mistakes”
  • 2012 Athletic Business Conference: “Mind, Body & Soul: The Future of Active Aging Centers” (rated by conference attendees as "Top 10 Presentation Style" & "Top 10 Content")
  • 2012 Athletic Business Conference: “Money. It’s Not a Dirty Word. Strategies for Cost-Effective Design, Management & Sustainability”
  • 2012 Library Journal Design Institute: "Design Challenge Workshop: Pikes Peak Library District"
  • 2011 Athletic Business Conference: "Trends, Facts or Fixtures: New Programs and Technologies in Sports and Recreation Facilities"
  • 2011 California and Pacific Southwest  Recreation and Park Training Conference, Ignite Sessions: "The Future of Community Recreation Center Design - Locker Rooms" and "The Future of Community Recreation Center Design: Cost Savings" 
  • 2010 Athletic Business Conference: “What’s Hot, What’s Not? Trends in Facility Programming, Design & Technology”
  • 2010 Athletic Business Conference: “Innovation & Evolution: The Future of Recreation Center Design”
  • 2009 Athletic Business Conference: “Time for Your Facility Physical: Design, Operations & Energy Strategies for Lean Times”
  • 2009 Athletic Business Conference: “You Can Operate Your Recreation Center Without a Subsidy” with Steve Russell


  • 2013 The Journal of Active Aging, Special Developer's Issue: "The Future of Active Aging Adult Centers"
  • 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: “What’s Hogging All the Energy?”
  • 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 and Restrooms are Fit for Everyones' Use  by Stacy St. Clair”
  • 2007 Recreation Management: “Parks & Community Recreation Centers: Building Active, Involved Communities. A Look at Tends in Parks & Community Recreation Centers”


  • 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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