Clark Richardson Studio

We have a small practice, committed to providing our clients with direct attention, our experience is vast and diverse. 

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April Clark

Professional Licenses
AIA Professional #38177148
LEED Accredited Professional, BD C
Licensed Architect  
 New Mexico # 4824
 Texas # 22149
 Arizona # 52148

NCARB Certificate
HUB Certified Business State of Texas

University of New Mexico  2000
Bachelors of Arts in Architecture, Cum Laude Minor in Philosophy

Yale University 2003
 Master of Architecture
 Professional  Degree

April has over 16 years of professional experience in architecture and design specializing in sustainable projects.  She has designed award winning residential, commercial and institutional projects ranging in scale from large campus projects to smaller single building and residential projects.  April’s research and experience in sustainable design has been published internationally. Previous commercial and institutional clients have included the University of New Mexico, Institute of American Indian Arts and Girls Inc. 

In Santa Fe, April worked with Ed Mazria where she helped launch Architecture 2030's mission is to transform the Building Sector from being the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to becoming a central part of the solution to the global-warming crisis.  

April has served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico & the University of Texas, at Austin where she has instructed undergraduate and advanced studios in architecture & sustainable design. Staying active in the community, April frequently teaches Undergraduate Design Studios focused in sustainability at the University Of Texas School Of Architecture. 

In a desire to focus solely on sustainable projects, April launched Clark | Richardson Architects with her partner Ed Richardson, in 2009.  Many firms have a design sensibility that is either traditional or modern or somewhere in between. We have done it all. C|R approaches each project individually, looking at the needs and desires of the client, individual aspects of the site and the climate of the area and creates a design that brings it all together arriving at the most elegant solution possible.  C|R designs sustainable renovation, residential and commercial projects with the goal of creating holistic experiences through form, sustainability and attention to detail.

Edward Richardson

Professional Licenses
AIA Professional #38196255
LEED Accredited Professional
Licensed Architect  
     New Mexico # 4709

NCARB Certificate

University of Virginia 1997
Bachelor of Science in Architecture

 Yale University 2004
 Master of Architecture
 Professional  Degree


Ed Richardson is originally from New Orleans and has practiced architecture in Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Texas. He specializes in custom residential and commercial architecture.  

He studied architecture at both Yale University, where he was awarded both the Blanning Prize and the Parsons Memorial Medal, and the University of Virginia. Ed has instructed both undergraduate and advanced studio courses at the University of Texas and University of New Mexico. 

Ed was the editor of the 39th edition of Perspecta, the Yale Architecture Journal, titled Re_Urbanism (MIT, 2007) which investigates the transformation of capital cities in the era of globalization. He has also contributed articles to MONU, Texas Architect and MasContext. He was a participant / winning entrant in AIA DesCours 2010 in New Orleans and was a panelist in the inaugural 2011 SXSW Eco conference on the topic of biomimetics.

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