Announcing New Principals and Associate Principals

Clark Nexsen announces new principal and associate principal promotionsWe are happy to announce the promotion of Chris Duncan and Damian Seitz to Principal and Brian Dautel and David Lancor to Associate Principal. Clark Nexsen’s board of directors took this action at the monthly meeting at the end of August.

“These promotions recognize significant contributions to the growth and success of the firm,” comments Clark Nexsen President, Terri Hall. “Clark Nexsen is driven by a design culture and Chris, Damian, Brian, and David all embody our values with a desire to push the firm forward in new ways.”


Promoted to Principal

Chris Duncan, AIA, GGP, LEED AP BD+C
Chris is a dynamic leader who effectively manages projects while fostering a positive client experience throughout the entire process. He successfully merges design excellence with complex program details for public and private clients including Duke University, the University of Virginia, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Chris is a sustaining member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and active with the USGBC.

Damian Seitz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
As the architectural design leader of the Virginia Beach office, Damian brings a positive approach to both design and management. He is a strong mentor who has made significant contributions to Clark Nexsen’s culture. In addition, Damian is very active in the design community, recently serving as the president of AIA Hampton Roads and as a board member for AIA Virginia. He was honored by the American Institute of Architects Hampton Roads Chapter with the Young Architect Award in 2016.

Promoted to Associate Principal

Brain Dautel, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Brian is an accomplished architect focused on creating innovative design solutions. Highly collaborative, he communicates with clients through 3D visualization, physical modeling, and other traditional design techniques to create architecture that is sensitive to context and responsive to the program. Brian’s work has been recognized with local, regional, and national awards for design, historic preservation, and sustainability.

David Lancor, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
David is passionate about working with clients to create beautiful structures for their unique needs. With a focus on sustainable design, he reduces energy use and cost through efficient building systems and innovative exterior building envelopes. As a result, David was instrumental in Rhoades Hall becoming the first LEED certified building on the UNC Asheville campus with LEED gold certification, now using half the energy the building used prior to renovation.