Craig Barton is a professor of architecture and urban design and director of the Design School at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Prior to joining rhe Design School faculty, Barton held faculty positions at Columbia University, the City College of the City University of New York, and most recently the University of Virginia, where he served as chair of the Department of Architecture from 2007–11. Through his practice, research, and teaching, Barton investigates issues of cultural and historical preservation and their interpretation through architectural and urban design. Barton is a founding principal in the architectural firm RB Studio located in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is editor of the anthology Sites of Memory: Perspectives on Architecture and Race and has contributed to a range of anthologies including the recently published Writing Urbanism. He served as a Center panelist in heritage in 2008 and 2009.