Craig chose not to pursue the typical architecture path despite his obtaining two degrees alongside Kay. Having an insatiable passion for making things with his own hands, Craig was drawn to the challenges of direct involvement in the entire creation process, and opted to design and build fine wood furniture following an extensive apprenticeship with many notable northwest furniture makers. While running his own business, Compton Studios, Craig also developed a handful of very successful high-end residential properties. His 20-year exploration has made him an expert in understanding the nature of process and materials and the execution of details, as well as the intricacies of running a business. Because he is process and material oriented, not to mention a great communicator, Craig manages design and construction with an experienced, creative and empathetic ear toward those who are actually building.