We design for a greater purpose. Our culture is the result of a collective effort to innovate and inspire, to support and challenge, to impact and transform. Our people form that culture by working together across disciplines and market sectors, fostering an environment of inclusion and creativity. We believe great ideas are the result of collaboration between individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and passions.
Who We Are
Our people come from many walks of life. From many places, many generations, and many backgrounds. We believe this diversity makes us better, more innovative, more aware, and more respectful. It enables us to see our projects through the eyes of our clients.
Where We're From
The places we come from shape us in big and small ways. From accents to soft drink rivalries, our different perspectives generate new discoveries, new friendships, and new ideas. We see geographical and cultural diversity as one of the most important of our strengths.
Who We Root For
Sports bring us together for a little trash talk, a lot of fun, and the occasional friendly wager. We root for colleges and universities across the nation. From Fantasy Football to March Madness, sports support the fun we have in the workplace and outside it.
Beyond our alma maters, we celebrate sports in our offices and communities. Our Charlotte office had a potluck to celebrate the Carolina Panthers making it to Super Bowl 50; we form volleyball, soccer, and softball teams for recreational competition; and we golf, walk, run, and bowl to support charities.
On the weekends, we play as hard as we work. Our offices call some pretty amazing cities home, so we're offering a sneak peek into what we do in our free time:
Virginia Beach: check out the local art in the Vibe Creative District
Vienna: go shopping at Tysons Corner
Roanoke: hike, bike, or drive to the Roanoke Star
Richmond: enjoy art, history, and river views on the Canal Walk
Raleigh: venture to one of the world's oldest theme parks at Pullen Park
Charlotte: ignite learning at Discovery Place
Asheville: experience breathtaking views at Biltmore Estate
Macon: kick back with Macon made beer at Ocmulgee Brewpub
Johnson City: see a race at Bristol Motor Speedway
We get involved — from outreach programs with community schools to volunteerism and fundraising, we believe in making a difference for the places we call home. Our people embrace causes ranging from the American Cancer Society to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation to resilient design research to protect our coastal cities. Our offices regularly host community and professional organizations, providing much-needed meeting space for the groups that advance our cities. Our commitment to community involvement and volunteerism is a natural extension of what we view as our professional responsibility to design vibrant, high performing projects.
The Clark Nexsen Foundation
Established in 2008, the Clark Nexsen Foundation is a 501c3 tax exempt entity enabling our firm to support our communities and institutions. Awarding thousands of charitable dollars annually, the foundation works hand-in-hand with our employee-led contributions and volunteer efforts.