Salmaan Craig studied Product Design before undertaking an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) hosted by Brunel University and Buro Happold consulting engineers. During this time he designed and tested a biologically inspired material for protecting buildings from solar and ambient heat, while allowing them to cool through radiation to the sky and outer space.
After completing his doctorate, Salmaan continued at Buro Happold as a Facade Engineer, specialising in the design of material systems in extreme climates, such as the perforated, multilayer dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. He then moved to the Specialist Modeling Group at Foster + Partners, continuing to develop his research interests in the context of a number of high profile building projects, such as the Masdar Institute, Apple Campus, and Bloomberg Place.
Now at Harvard, Salmaan teaches young architects how, by the composition of simple materials, they can better orchestrate the thermal currents that flow through buildings, and pursues research in this same area. His portfolio of independent consulting activities has now extended beyond architecture to include the design of shoes for improved thermoregulation.