Craig Aquart is a Managing Principal of MCHarry Associates, a 60 year-old Miami architectural firm that specializes in public sector projects. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry and is best known for his passion for the community and the profession. This is best demonstrated through his leadership and commitment to the Architects in the Making (AIM) Program where he mentors young students exploring architecture as a possible career. He realized that educating middle and high school students about architecture is vital to the industry’s future and he is especially determined to improve diversity and inclusivity in the profession. On observing the lack of Black American presence in the industry, he began the Black Architects in the Making (BAM) program in 2016. BAM consists of dedicated professionals who immerse themselves in existing educational programs in communities where people of color live, learn, and play to enhance students’ knowledge about architecture. BAM has an active mentorship program for high school, college students, and architecture interns who have shown keen interest to pursue architecture as a career. BAM also provides scholarships to deserving students of architecture from underserved communities. Craig currently sits on several Boards including AIA Miami, and South Florida NOMA. He was president of SoFlo NOMA in 2020 and will be AIA MIAMI’s president in 2022.
2017 AIA Miami - Presidential Award of Honor
2018 - AIA Miami and AIA Fort Lauderdale - Mentor of the Year
2018 - AIA Miami and AIA Fort Lauderdale - Community Service Award
2019 – Caribbean Bar Association – Community Guardian
2020 - AIA Miami and AIA Fort Lauderdale - Mentor of the Year
AIA, NOMA, RID, CSI
Managing Principal of MC Harry Associates