Contemporary Austin Architect

Meet Our Practice

Partners in life and in practice, April Clark and Ed Richardson formed the architecture firm Clark | Richardson Architects in 2009 with the goal of creating contemporary experiences through form, sustainability and detail.  April and Ed have creatively collaborated since meeting in Graduate School at Yale University School of Architecture in 2001.   Based in Austin, Texas, Clark | Richardson Architects has completed numerous award winning custom residential and commercial projects in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Alabama. C|R approaches each project with a fresh eye, first understanding our clients needs and vision, we then mold these ideas into elegant solutions that  exceed all expectations.

 

DESIGN

We are design thinkers. We look at every problem with a set of design solutions. We believe that a successful built work is comprised of the best designed solutions to the questions formulated by the clients needs and lifestyle, the location of the project, the code, the budget & the function. Our work has received numerous awards including AIA Merit and multiple Local & Regional NARI awards.

 

FEASIBILITY

We know the process and the key players with the City of Austin to execute efficient feasibility studies. With our personal connections with the City of Austin we are able to pick up the phone and get answers quickly to the many questions that come up.  We have worked with numerous commercial developers and are able to quickly uncover any potential problems with a property being considered.  Our feasibility clients have included developers, commercial and residential spec builders, private investors and partnerships. 

 

DESIGN APPROACH

Our background is very diverse.  We have designed numerous office projects, dozens of custom homes, mixed use projects, amenity complexes, fitness centers, a church and even a creature under a bridge and up a creek!  Our approach to each project is always the same however - our design is about you.  When starting a project we take the time to listen to your vision, we seek to understand your goals with the project.  For many people building a new home, or planning a renovation is a very personal experience and often the largest investment you will make.  We take this very seriously and guide you through the often complex process making each step easier and fun!  

 

AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

South West NARI CoTY Regional Award - Best Addition 2017

South West NARI CoTY  Regional Award - Best Whole House Renovation | Addition 2017

Austin NARI CoTY Award - Best Addition 2016

Waller Creek Conservancy & AIA Austin Creekshow 2015

South West NARI CoTY Regional Award - Best Interiors 2015

Austin NARI CoTY Award - Best Interiors  2015

South West NARI CoTY Regional Award 2014 - Best Whole House Renovation | Addition 2017

Austin NARI Homes Tour Best of Tour 2014

National NARI Green Project Award 2014

AIA Design Merit Award 2012

SXSW ECO Session Moderator 2011-Present

Member the 1% - Project for Public Architecture

Member AIA, The American Institute of Architects

Member NARI, The National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Member USGBC, The United States Green Building Council

University of Texas, Adjunct Faculty Lecturer

University of New Mexico, Faculty Lecturer

Yale University, Teaching Fellow

Uplift Austin, Education Fundraising Participant

AIA Des Cours, Intl’ Competition Winner

Parson Memorial Medal for Design Excellence

Blanning Prize, Awarded for Design Excellence

Uplift Austin, Education Fundraising Participant

AIA COTE Symposium Moderator

The Henry A. Pfisterer Award for Design Excellence

H.I. Feldman Prize, finalist awarded for Design Excellence