About Alan Clark

Alan Phillip Clark
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

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 broad base 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.

Managing his own architectural firm since 2011, Alan became a licensed architect in 2010. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and an NCARB certificate holder.

Prior to starting his own firm, Alan was a  project architect with Summerour Architects, in Atlanta. His 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.

To begin his professional career, Alan worked with a large commercial design firm in Dallas, Texas. His early design projects included ground-up elementary schools, office building complexes, automobile dealerships, and service operation center buildings for telecommunications clients.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas Christian University (TCU) and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas.

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.


Registered Architect, State of Georgia (License Number RA013033)

Registered Architect, State of South Carolina

Registered Architect, State of Florida

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Member (NCARB)

American Institute of Architects (AIA) , Georgia-Atlanta Chapter

Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, South-East Chapter Member

Chairman, Historic Preservation Commission for City of Decatur (2013 through 2016), appointed to 3 year term

Commissioner, Historic Preservation Commission for City of Decatur (2011 through 2013)

AIA Atlanta : Residential Design Awards Committee Member (2016-2018)


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

Jezebel Magazine

Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine

Bob Vila.com,  “Old House Journals, 17 of the Best Log Cabins”  August 2017