Waterfield Design is proud of the accomplishments of its founder and lead principal, Craig Miller.
In 2000, the National Engineers Week Committee recognized Craig for his 6+ years of volunteer service helping to make National Engineers Week in Boston a success. As Chairman in 2000, Engineers Week Boston hosted its largest event ever, attracting more than 500 guests and bringing major corporate sponsorship to the event for the first time in its 20+ year history. Former United States Secretary of Labor Dr. Robert Reich was the keynote speaker and Dean Kayman was given the New England Award for his accomplishments as founder of Deka Research and Development Corporation (the creator of Segway and the iBot personal mobility systems).
In 2001, the Boston Society of Civil Engineers (BSCE) gave Craig its annual Ralph W. Horne Award for his volunteer contributions to BSCE and the Boston engineering community and for his service internationally in Haiti and Ecuador. The Boston Society of Civil Engineers is the oldest engineering society in the nation and was the predecessor organization of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a group that counts nearly 150,000 members worldwide.
In 2002, the Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) awarded Craig with its prestigious Young Engineer of the Year, noting his accomplishments technically on large projects, the success of Waterfield Design, and his extensive involvement in MSPE and Haiti.
Later that same year, the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), after sifting through all 52 state award winners, chose Craig as its National Young Engineer of the Year. NSPE gave Craig an all expense paid trip to its National convention in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World. The NSPE award led to Craig’s selection as National Chairman of the Young Engineers Action Committee, an organization within NSPE focused on promoting the careers and leadership capabilities of its most talented engineers.
In 2003, the Boston Business Journal chose Craig as one of the top 40 Boston area business leaders under 40 years of age. As a leading business publication, the BBJ reaches across all industry sectors, providing in-depth analysis on business trends and successes. Its annual 40 Under 40 list is a ‘who’s who’ of the Boston business world. Craig’s selection was particularly noteworthy by allowing the design services industry to make a rare appearance on an eclectic list that is typically dominated by much larger banking, insurance, and medical companies.
In 2003, the University of Massachusetts Lowell recognized Craig as its recipient of the Francis Cabot Lowell Alumni Award for Engineering. A remarkable achievement because UMass Lowell offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical, plastics, mechanical, civil, environmental, and nuclear engineering. With the possible exception of the nuclear program, the civil engineering department has historically been the smallest of this large group.
Also in 2003, Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift recognized Craig for his business and international humanitarian achievements.