We create timeless buildings in urban environments. Founded in 1993, W. Scott Clark and Brenda Barnes built CLARK | BARNES as a Seattle Architect and Interior Design firm with quiet confidence; experienced in various building types, innovative site strategies, and integrating new construction with the historic fabric. We have a passion for designing community-centric and thoughtful places that link the past and future. CLARK | BARNES values developing long-term relationships with our clients, through which we believe the best design solutions are achieved. Our staff includes Architecture, Interior Design and Historic Architecture with project teams often comprised of a mix of disciplines. We place a special focus on Sustainable Design, Tenant Improvement, and Preservation. This allows us to work collaboratively and think differently about the solutions required by each client, their goals, and the site.
At CLARK | BARNES we have built a culture that lives not only in our office but also in our projects and how we collaborate with clients and consultants. Our two partners and three associates are intimately involved in the design process and the wealth of talent and diverse skill sets allow us to create effective teams based on the needs of the project not the needs of a studio. Our focus on providing the best technically delivered project possible begins in pre-construction and our focus on design, detail, budget, and schedule ensures that our projects are successful all the way through to the end-users experience.
From our renovated open-plan office in Interbay, CLARK | BARNES is pushing the boundaries for what it means to have a successful project. Meeting your goals and solving tough problems while having a fun time doing it are just a few of the things that set us apart. Our personalized service will ensure that the smiling faces below will provide you with the knowledge and expertise that you need.
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W. Scott Clark
Scott has 30+ years of international experience in Architecture, grew up in Brazil and Australia, and has traveled extensively. A graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Design, his family moved to Seattle in 1974. He has taught and was a guest critic at Harvard, Boston, Pratt, RISD, and University of Washington. He was the editor of Harvard Acceptance Review and founding editor of Designscape.
Over the last thirty years, Brenda has worked on a range of institutional, government, transportation, multi-family and hospitality projects. As a partner for the last 15 years, she is at home with both large-scale complex urban projects to small-scale renovations. She enjoys exploring the National Parks with her family in their Airstream. They surf, paddleboard, kayak and can be found fly fishing in the great outdoors.
As a licensed architect with over seven years of experience, Adam has worked on a variety of projects, including commercial, mixed-use, and assisted living projects. Adam is highly detail-focused and is currently working on multiple hospitality projects, which includes the recently completed Renton Hampton Inn & Suites. He enjoys golfing, telling dad jokes, watching the Seahawks, and has a strict office eating schedule you can set your watch to.
Alexander is a licensed architect with eight years in the field, with interests in mass timber and digital fabrication. He has experience with mixed-use, senior housing, institutional, commercial, adaptive reuse, tenant improvement and artistic installation projects. A graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, he has also worked as a carpenter and CNC machinist. Outside of the office, he enjoys backyard barbeques, archery, hiking and home renovations.
From Seattle High Schools to Texas Courthouses, Becca has spent her Architecture career following her passion for the revitalization of existing buildings. As Historic Architect at Clark | Barnes, she focuses on finding the delicate balance between old and new. When not at work, Becca can be found training and competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with her husband.
Chloe (Yike) Ding
Influenced by Chinese traditional buildings in her hometown Xi’an, Chloe began to develop interest in architecture when she was in high school . During her graduate study at Washington University in St. Louis, she had several internship experiences in both United States and China related to commercial, educational, as well as interior design projects. She likes watching movies, hiking and playing board games with friends during her spare time.
Senior Project Manager
As a licensed architect with 20+ years in the field, Craig started his career framing houses and drawing plans as a teenager. He’s one of those rare architects who understands construction as well as he understands design. His wide range of projects include luxury single-family, distribution centers, high-rise, multifamily, office buildings and hospitality both locally and nationally. His passion for architecture expands outside the office having built his own home, completely remodeled 2 mid-century modern homes and what does he do for vacation….tour architecture of course (Modernism Week regular). In his spare time, he seeks out restaurants with great food and great design. Craig lives in Maple Leaf with his partner (Interior Designer & Illustrator), their cat (Johnny Cash) and a baby boy expected in February.
A Seattle native, David has more than 10 years in managing operations and systems in the real estate sector. He is excited to marry his expertise with Clark | Barnes’ architecture and design work. David is passionate about technology, systems design, and looks forward to leading Clark | Barnes’ efforts around commercial real estate. David enjoys spending time with his family, reading, swimming and working in his yard.
Derek C. Smith
With 7+ years of architectural experience, Derek seeks to leave a lasting positive impact on our built environment. He is passionate about building community and finds joy developing inspired multifamily living spaces that enrich our changing city. In constant pursuit of a new experience, he is the happiest traveling and exploring diverse cultures.
Derek is a passionate people-oriented and sensorial designer with a background in many different projects, including mixed-use construction types, international airports, and facilities at Walt Disney World. He plays a key role in empowering architecture professionals of underrepresented backgrounds and enriching their companies’ cultures. Derek grew up in Michigan and lived in Minneapolis for seven years before relocating to Seattle. He’s glad to be away from the polar vortexes and enjoying all that Pacific Northwest has to offer, including hiking, alpine skiing, and wine-tasting.
Drew spent the first few years of his career working on healthcare projects, primarily in the role of project designer and clinical planner. Currently he is applying those skills to residential and mixed-use projects, which share a strong sense of spatial cohesion and efficiency with his previous experience. The user-focused nature of healthcare design has also allowed Drew to refine his communication abilities, both spoken and graphics, through frequent client presentation and user meetings. Before joining CLARK | BARNES, Drew’s most recent project was an $80M medical clinic which he acted as lead designer from pre-design through construction documentation.
Erin has 5+ years of professional interior design experience in creating retail and workplace environments. She graduated from Washington State University earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design, Go Cougs! Outside of the office, Erin loves hiking and camping at Mt. Rainier, attending sporting events, trying new restaurants, and hosting gatherings. She was born and raised in Washington and currently resides in Edmonds with her husband and son.
Gaurav, originally from India, completed his Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from India and Master’s in Construction Management from University of Washington, Seattle. Over the past year in the Construction Industry, he has learned and implemented numerous software solutions such as Procore for Shop Drawings, RFIs, and Submittals, MS Project for Scheduling, Revit for Building Information Modelling and Navisworks for clash detection. In his free time, GB likes to read self-help books, meditate and exercise. Like a Pacific Northwesterner, he also enjoys hiking and loves to travel.
George has 15+ years of the architectural experience that includes building envelope design, condominium remediation, mixed-use multifamily, work-force housing, senior living, and single family residential. He is passionate about simple and rational solutions to design problems, detailing structures for longevity, and creating an urban environment that engages all users. Originally from Upstate New York, George lives in Magnolia with his wife and young daughter. In his free time, he enjoys reading classic literature, collecting vinyl records, and playing electric guitar.
Jingwen developed an interest in drawing and crafting which lead her to the architecture major. After receiving her undergrad architecture degree in Beijing, China, she went to University of Washington and earned her Master of Architecture degree and continued her passion for design in Seattle. She believes architecture can make the society better in an environmental and aesthetic sense. In her spare time, she enjoys Art-House movies and film photography.
Originally from Klamath Falls, Oregon, Johnathon moved to Seattle to attend college at the International Academy of Design and Technology and graduated in 2014 with a BSA in Interior Design. During his 3 ½ years at CDG, Johnathon has been involved in numerous project types ranging from multi-family new construction, historic preservation and rehabilitation, and small to large tenant improvements. Away from the office, Johnathon enjoys rehearsing and playing live shows with his band, A Lien Nation, where he plays the drums.
Karla has 10+ years of architectural experience. She believes in integrated design from inception to completion of the project and truly enjoys being part of the whole process. She is passionate about design and has worked in a wide range of project types for both, commercial and residential architecture. When not at work, Karla enjoys exploring the Northwest, hiking, running and watching her 2 boys’ soccer games.
As a licensed architect with 5+ years in the field, Kate has a great appreciation for urban spaces and the way architecture can shape the surrounding community. She is currently working on mixed-use residential projects and brings with her experience in both commercial and retail architecture. When not at work, Kate enjoys skiing, traveling, exploring the vast world of beer, and avoiding the gym.
With 10 years in the architectural field, Lauren is experienced in all phases of project development and has extensive experience in hospitality and multifamily. She enjoys being an integral part of a highly-qualified design and construction team that values quality and relationships built on trust. Lauren is originally from Arkansas and lives in Ballard with her husband, daughter and energetic dog, Tazzy.
As a lifelong resident of Seattle, Max has an affinity for the Northwestern style of architecture which is deeply rooted in Seattle design vernacular. Though as a recent graduate of WSU, Max is very interested in expanding his horizons and learning as much as he can about various styles and scopes of projects. Outside of the office, he likes to spend time playing tennis, basketball, longboarding, and camping.
Michael has 10+ years of design experience which include global retail, single-family residential, and mixed-use multifamily, with projects in China, Australia, Europe, San Francisco, and Seattle. His weekends are spent exploring the outdoors through skiing, hiking, and mountaineering. Because nature plays such an important role in his personal life, environmentally conscious design practice is important to him. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, painting, and sampling Seattle’s craft beer offerings.
Mike has 15 years in the architectural field working on a wide range of projects from luxury single-family residential, multifamily, small commercial, academic, and large corporate campus projects, both locally and internationally. He has also spent time managing marketing, public relations, and graphic design to expand the reach of architectural projects. Originally from California, Mike has embraced the Pacific Northwest as his home, biking to work and working occasionally at a local taproom. He lives in West Seattle with his wife, 2 kids and his terrier Barley.
Associate, Interior Designer
Experienced Interior Designer with ten years in the architecture & design industry. Emphases practice in multifamily, workplace, commercial TI’s, hospitality and retail. Suzanne has lived across the country and enjoy traveling. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Tampa. She now lives in West Seattle with her husband and 3 cats.
Taylor has 8+ years of interior design experience primarily in retail design ranging from boutique retail to full line luxury department stores. She graduated from Ohio University (Midwesterner at heart) earning a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture with a focus on Fine Art and Art History. In her spare time she enjoys hiking in flannel, watching Hitchcock films and finding the best burgers (and IPAs) in Seattle.
Vannessa has spent the last 12 years being a scenic designer working on all spectrums of shows. After receiving her master’s degree, Van transitioned into architectural marketing. Working with architects and their clients became a true passion. Architecture offers a beauty within the world that creates a lasting collaborative memorial of a moment in time. In her free time, Vannessa enjoys running, reading, and painting portraits.
Vitaly was raised in the Seattle area after his family emigrated from Ukraine when he was only 2. He developed a passion for architecture at a young age while helping his father build two single-family houses. He has 8+ years of architecture experience and has worked on a broad range of project types ranging from medical, veterinary, commercial, corporate as well as single and multi-family residences. Vitaly enjoys gaming, the outdoors and is currently contemplating which part of Europe to explore on vacation next.
Originally from China , Xueqing has lived her life in Philadelphia and Seattle over the past ten years. She studied Interior Architecture at Drexel University, and obtained her Master’s Degree of Building Science and Technology from University of Washington. Different culture and education background bring her a unique perspective that she carries into design work. She is passionate about creating the interior environment that can positively affect the end user’s experience. She has experience on commercial and education projects in the past. She is currently working on multi-family, healthcare, and commercial tenant improvement projects. Outside of the office, she is a dedicated yoga practitioner who can always be found on her yoga mat.
After receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University, Zack moved to Seattle and joined CLARK | BARNES in 2014. He has worked on a variety of projects from mixed use to hospitality while gaining experience in all phases of project delivery. Zack’s understanding and passion for digital technologies have allowed him to become a resource to others while also helping to implement new firm practices and standards. When not in the office, Zack is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking and backpacking.
We are currently hiring for a Junior Interior Designer with 2-5 years’ experience.
The Designer will collaborate with senior design staff to provide high-quality design solutions in all aspects of a project from initial concepts through construction documentation, furnishings, and accessories installation. Multi-family, hospitality, commercial and retail project experience is especially desirable.
We want you to join us if you have:
At CLARK | BARNES we welcome applicants of all race sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran or other status protected by applicable law. CLARK | BARNES has a comfortable workspace with flexible hours, competitive salary, fun and social co-workers and a pet-friendly office space. We also offer sick leave, matching 401k, and optional AFLAC coverage.
Please send your current resume and portfolio with your application. If you want to include a cover letter, go right ahead, we would love reading it!
We are currently hiring for a Project Architect with 5+ years’ experience!
The Project Architect will be someone with a variety of project experience and is interested in working on a variety of projects in all phases of design. The ideal candidate has clear communication and graphic skills and has experience in multi-family or office sectors.
We want you to join us if you:
At CLARK | BARNES we welcome applicants of all race sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, veteran or other status protected by applicable law. CLARK | BARNES has a comfortable workspace with flexible hours, a competitive salary, fun, and social co-workers and pet-friendly office space. We also offer sick leave, matching 401k, and optional AFLAC coverage.
Please send your current resume and portfolio with your application. If you want to include a cover letter, go right ahead, we would love to learn more about you!