We design sustainable urban living powered by craft, innovation, and collaboration. A collective of planners, architects, designers, and builders, CLARK / BARNES creates memorable places and communities for people to live and work.



We blend our curiosity, attention to detail, and data-driven culture to assess a deep understanding of the client goals against a project’s site, urban context, program, regulatory guidelines, and vision. Our rigorous, inter-disciplinary approach balances facts and creativity to create meaningful and lasting places designed to achieve long term business goals and enrich communities.


We deliver architectural solutions that place the human experience at their core to create places where people can live, work, and connect. Our approach from strategic concept to project completion is anchored by collaboration, innovation, and functionality to ensure an enduring and timeless designs.

Historic Conservation

A cornerstone of our philosophy is a commitment to historic conservation through the preservation, restoration, renovation, and adaptive reuse of existing and historic buildings. We conduct extensive historic and cultural research, condition analysis, and regulatory compliance reviews to inform our design. As proponents of timeless design, CLARK / BARNES believes in nurturing the character of our communities through the strategic integration of the past and present.

Interior Design

We create transformative interior solutions that connect people to place and to each other through intentional design. We focus on designing timeless places that meet the functional needs of users while enhancing their wellness, performance, and experience. Our new construction, renovation and historic conservation projects include interiors for multi-family, senior living, private residential, office, retail, and fitness facilities.

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CLARK / BARNES partners with local and national developers to create timeless affordable, market rate and senior living environments. Whether ground-up construction or adaptive re-use, our integrated service base and rigorous approach embraces client challenges and applies innovative solutions to elevate design and deliver market success. Sustainability and livability are at the heart of our multi-family projects, with an industry-leading commitment to mass timber construction and leading-edge building technologies.



We infuse a brand’s desired guest experience with the essential ingredients of design, craft, and materiality to say ‘welcome’. We are proud to deliver bespoke and commercially successful hospitality projects to a range of clients from budget-friendly brands to luxury boutique hotel experiences.



We design authentic private residences that embody the owner’s aesthetic, respond to practical needs, and maximize long-term investments. Whether new construction or a renovation, we create homes for living through human-centered design and meticulous attention to craft and construction integrity.



We deliver user-focused design solutions for a variety of commercial building types including office, medical, retail and fitness facilities. Our astute programming, design, and technical services result in efficient, inviting, and sustainable places in which users can thrive. Consistently attuned to our client’s business objectives, we are eager to create new workplace strategies and living solutions to meet the new demands of work and play today.



Team catch ups by the fire

Our team recently gathered by the fire pit in our outdoor terrace with snacks, drinks, and our office dog, Roadie. The CLARK / BARNES office was designed to encourage interaction and our outdoor space was made for team celebrations, client…


Delivering a mass timber tower with Mark Cuban

CLARK / BARNES is delivering the design for a residential mass timber tower on the site of the Seven Gables Theater, which was destroyed in a fire on Christmas Day in 2020. The 170-unit building in the University District is…


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