He designed worker housing in Gary, Indiana that incorporated concrete and terraces in what was termed terraced housing "based on the Philadelphia plan". It was progressive and "homey" and imaginative in its details. About 77 of the houses that he designed in Gary survive.
Creighton was a Pennsylvania native who worked in Allegheny and Ambridge, Pennsylvania until at least 1910. As of 1910, he was employed as a mechanical engineer by the United States Sheet and Tin Plate Company. By 1911, he moved to Gary, Indiana, where he lived until 1920 at least.
Between 1910 and 1913, Creighton designed worker housing in Gary for the Sheet and Tin Plate Company. He also worked for a time for the American Bridge Company. By 1930, he returned to Pennsylvania.
He died in Pittsburgh in 1936.