Architectural Department Head | Principal

Virginia Beach, VA


Damian Seitz is the architectural department head of Clark Nexsen’s Virginia Beach office and has 16 years of experience bringing innovative solutions to clients. His thoughtful approach to both design and management have made him a strong mentor and positive contributor to the firm’s culture. Over the course of his career, he has contributed to projects in the commercial, federal, and healthcare markets, bringing energy and enthusiasm to all aspects of his work.

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. Additionally, he has advocated for other young architects and their professional development serving on the steering committee for the Emerging Leaders in Architecture academy and helped facilitate the discussions of trends in architecture with his role as AIAHR Lunchtime Learning Series Coordinator. Locally, Damian serves on the Virginia Beach Historical Review Board helping shape and protect the city’s cultural and historical districts.

An avid boater, Damian has a strong connection to the region’s waterways and an innate commitment to environmental stewardship which has professionally translated into helping the firm with its own sustainable design practices. His current efforts are focused on assisting with the firm’s commitment to the AIA 2030 Challenge and advancing Clark Nexsen’s integrated design practice.