Damian Seitz, AIA has been honored by the American Institute of Architects Hampton Roads Chapter with the Young Architect Award. This award recognizes him as a leader and contributor to architectural design and who has been practicing architecture for less than 10 years.
Damian is an architect and associate at Clark Nexsen who has led projects in the healthcare, higher education, and Department of Defense market sectors. He recently celebrated 10 years at Clark Nexsen and each year has demonstrated increasing leadership and commitment to collaboration by challenging clients and colleagues to develop ideas that amplify every project’s design potential.
Damian was raised near the water and has an innate commitment to being an environmental steward and this has professionally translated into helping the firm with its own sustainable design practices. In the workplace and beyond, Damian exudes a naturally strong, but subtle character. This character has made him a valuable asset to the AIA of Hampton Roads (AIA HR). He has advocated for other young architects and their professional development in his role as the Young Architects Forum Coordinator and the discussions of trends in architecture with his role as AIA HR Lunchtime Learning Series Coordinator. Currently, he is serving as president-elect for the AIA Hampton Roads Chapter and in this role he will also serve on the AIA Virginia board of directors.
Damian graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a minor in business from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His previous awards include the Herman Miller for Healthcare Scholarship, recognizing rising architects who have focused on healthcare design and the Bruce Scott Scholarship, recognizing individuals for their study of ethical issues in the architectural and construction professions.