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William G. Clark

Unit: School of Architecture
Department: Department of Architecture
Office location and address
Campbell Hall 410
110 Bayly Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
BArch, University of Virginia

W. G, Clark has been twice listed in Time magazine as one of America's best designers. His work has received three National Design awards from the American Institute of Architects for the Middleton Inn, the Reid House and the Croffead House. He has won several international competitions, including the New Orleans Museum of Art competition in 1983, the South Carolina Aquarium in 1987, and the Clemson Architecture Center in 2005. In 2008 the Oxford American selected the Clark House as one of the nine Best Modern Houses of the New South and was included in the "40 under 40" exhibition by the Architectural League of New York. Mr. Clark's work has been widely published, in Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, A+U, GA Houses, Abitare, 9-H, Perspecta, Arkkitehti and the New York Times Magazine. He is the subject of the monograph, Clark and Menefee, (Richard Jensen, Princeton Architectural Press, 2000) W. G. Clark Associates are the architects of the East Addition to the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

ARCH 4010: Research Studio
Credits: 6
This studio course emphasizes conceptualization and synthesis of complex programs in contemporary contexts at multiple scales. Prerequisite: ARCH 3020
ARCH 4011: Design Thinking Studio III
Credits: 6
This is a studio based course on Architectural design thinking with a focus on creative approaches to analyzing and solving diverse problems. Prerequisite: ARCH 3021
ARCH 5111: Modern House
Credits: 3
This course is about understanding important houses of the modern movement. After choosing an iconic house for study students conduct independent research on its design for the semester. The study culminates in a class presentation regarding the house with respect to its basic ideas, design intentions, order and construction. The class meets once a week for work sessions with the instructor.
ARCH 5500: Special Topics in Architecture
Credits: 1–6
Topical offerings in architecture.
ARCH 5715: Elements of Design
Credits: 3
This seminar is about architectural design. Approximately twenty-five lecture/discussions span various aspects of design beginning with principles and including topics such as multiple ideas, multiple studies, abstraction, proportion and composition. Final topics include practical and esthetic considerations of design and materials. A class notebook is required for lecture notes and assignments of writings and drawings.
ARH 5993: Independent Studies in Architectural History
Credits: 1–4
Advanced work on independent research topics by individual students. Departmental approval of the topic is required.
ALAR 8010: Research Studio 1
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Part one of a two part comprehensive design sequence. Prerequisite: ARCH 7020 or LAR 7020.
ALAR 8030: Design Studio 3
Credits: 6
Advanced vertical studio, exploring complex issues and sites, often through interdisciplinary design research. Prerequisite: ALAR 7010 and ALAR 8010.
ALAR 8995: Thesis II
Credits: 6
Thesis II . Prerequisite: ALAR 8100 and permission of the chair.