We believe partnership — with our clients, with our colleagues, and with our communities — is fundamental to the effective pursuit of transformative design. Our transdisciplinary team of planners, architects, engineers, and interior designers partners with our clients to shape ideas that transform our world.

Clark Nexsen architects and engineers provide design solutions and expertise to a wide range of markets. Our clients benefit from a process forged over a century of design practice delivering projects that solve real problems. Uncovering innovative solutions is the result of our iterative, collaborative process, undertaken with our clients to discover truly exceptional ideas.

We believe ideas have the power to transform the world. As design professionals, it is our social responsibility to advance our communities through innovative, sustainable design. We see design as more than steel and glass; more than concrete and brick; more than lines on paper. At every intersection of every discipline we offer, our focus is on creating spaces and experiences that profoundly impact the lives of those who interact with them.

Leveraging the strength of multiple disciplines, we actively collaborate across intersecting areas of expertise to gain new perspectives, inspire innovation, and generate groundbreaking solutions.

Our Story

When Pendleton Clark, FAIA, founded our firm in 1920, his days were spent reimagining spaces for institutional clients, and perhaps only in his dreams did he envision the firm that exists today: a fully integrated architecture and engineering firm with nearly 400 employees, 9 offices, a global reputation for excellence, and clients large and small in markets ranging from infrastructure to K-12. Since our founding, the firm has emphasized measured growth and financial stability, strategically moving into new markets and locations to create a company our clients can rely on today and in the future.

Diversity & Inclusion

As a design firm, we are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our workplace and in our work. We believe that collaboration between people with diverse backgrounds, ages, and experiences is the genesis for innovative solutions. By listening, understanding, and learning from those with different perspectives, we can build a better society and break down barriers to the design industry.

Our Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) program is rooted in the belief that by celebrating our differences and pursuing deeper understanding of each other, we will foster a welcoming and inclusive workplace where every individual experiences a sense of safety and belonging. Our definition of inclusivity encompasses neurodiversity – we recognize and embrace the valuable contributions of people who think and process information in unique ways. Beyond the walls of our offices, creating spaces that reinforce belonging means engaging and listening to a diverse group of stakeholders on every project and intentionally exploring how we can create a better, more inclusive environment for all.