About Alan Clark
American Institute of Architects
Institute of Classical Art & Architecture
Alan is a sixth-generation Georgian who continues his family’s commitment to quality construction dating back more than a century.
His architectural body of work includes significant experience in residential, commercial, and hospitality design as a project architect with award-winning firms in Atlanta and Dallas, Texas. Approaching new jobs with a sense of history and contextualism, Alan believes that good architecture represents a response to a set of challenges that satisfy the client’s needs, budget and taste.
With recent experience for the past six years as owner and Principal of Clark & Zook Architects, Alan has been a practicing architect for almost 20 years.
As a project architect with Summerour and Associates Architects, Alan’s roster of design projects included the renovation of the historic Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina, a new golf clubhouse and spa building on Hampton Island, Georgia, master planning for the City of Owls Head, Florida, and numerous custom residences in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, and North Carolina.
Starting his professional career, Alan worked with a large commercial firm in Dallas, where his design projects included a new elementary school building, as well as large commercial multi-function buildings for telecommunications clients (AT+T, and GTE), and designs for major automobile dealership buildings.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas Christian University (TCU) and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington.
While in architecture graduate school Alan earned a scholarship to study in Rome, Italy, where he focused his studies on the history of Rome and its Baroque church structures. He continues to travel through Europe and the Far East finding inspiration for his design work.
Alan and his family have lived in the Winnona Park neighborhood of Decatur for over 10 years.
Registered Architect, State of Georgia (License Number RA013033)
Registered Architect, State of South Carolina (License Number SC9384)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation – Member
AIA Atlanta : Residential Design Awards Committee Member (2016-2017)
Steering Committee Member, City of Decatur Comprehensive Plan (2016)
Chairman, Historic Preservation Commission for City of Decatur (2013 thru 2016), appointed to 3 year term
Commissioner, Historic Preservation Commission for City of Decatur (2011 thru 2013)
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS / AWARDS
Decatur Design Award (2015). 155 Kirk Rd, Renovations & Additions
Decatur Design Award (2012). 143 Vidal Boulevard, Renovations & Additions
Log and Timber Style Magazine (May 2012) “Old Meets New: A rejuvenated 1800′s log dogtrot inspires an updated addition”
Houzz.com HOUZZ TOUR (September 2012) “Legacy Lingers in a Historic Log Cabin” Built in 1809 and remodeled for today, this Georgia cabin has both a history and a place in the lives of future generations…
This Old House Magazine
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine
Bob Vila.com, “Old House Journals, 17 of the Best Log Cabins” August 2017