Craig Hardee ’89 has been promoted to the director of planning, design, and construction for Butler University Facilities.
An interior design and architecture program graduate, Hardee began interning in the facilities department during his junior year at Butler—and never left.
Hardee was hired as a full-time staff member after graduation as a space planner and designer. His first projects were the remodeling of the Campus Club food court and adding lounges in the Schwitzer and Ross residence halls.
“As I look at the campus map, I’m fortunate to say that I’ve had a major hand in executing project designs and construction in nearly every building on campus,” Hardee said.
Among the new construction projects Hardee has been involved with are the Reilly Room and Starbucks additions to Atherton Union, the College of Communication’s Fairbanks Building, the Apartment Village, the Health and Recreation Complex, the Butler Bowl Press Box, and the Schrott Center for the Arts.
In his new position, Hardee anticipates the execution of an aggressive master plan.
His responsibilities will include managing and coordinating a large volume of capital projects including the remodeling of Ross, Schwitzer, and ResCo and building a new residence hall, as well as a science building addition and a potential new College of Business facility.
Having the opportunity to work at Butler is not just a job, Hardee explained. “Being a graduate, Butler’s success is personal to me and I want to see it prosper. I am honored to be able to be part of its future in such a significant way.”