University of Idaho – Bachelor of Architecture
Architect, State of Nevada, #1707
Architect, State of California, #C21341
NCARB Certificate #34973
PROFESSIONAL and COMMUNITY
Member – American Institute of Architects
Founding Member – Black Rock Design Institute
Vice Chairman (past) – Nevada State Council on the Arts (2 terms)
Steering Committee Member (past) – State of Nevada Energy Forum Exposition
Youth and Education Task Force (past) – Biggest Little City Committee
Board of Directors – Northern Nevada Food Bank
Founding Member – City of Reno Arts Commission
Past Member – Nevada Arts Council (eight years)
Don Clark is the founding principal of CATHEXES. In his career as an architect and planner, he has executed a variety of projects in scale from single-family homes to a planned development of over 3,000 acres with 5,000 living units and over 2 million square feet of mixed commercial including a town center. Urban infill is his main focus, and all of the projects he has been a development partner in have been urban infill projects with mixed use strategies. He is the architect for T’essera, a 6-block high-tech mixed use project tied to Apple, Siemens and other companies investing in data center development in Reno. He is also collaborating architect for Millbrae Serra Center, a 1.5 million square feet mixed use development in Millbrae, California.
In 1997, CATHEXES received the Nevada AIA Firm Award, a lifetime firm award voted on by our peers.
As a principal in multiple real estate ventures with a focus on urban infill and sustainability, two of his recently completed projects received LEED Platinum and LEED Gold distinctions.
Don Clark is a co-founder of REA250 and NVA250 (the Renewable Energy Accelerator and Nevada Venture Accelerator) with his wife, Dr. Susan Clark. These ventures are working in collaboration with Fortune 500 companies and other public sector and private developers to import innovation and technology that will enhance the business and the cultural development of the Northern Nevada region. His involvement with NVA250 has also developed a strong partnership with Siemens. They are collaborating in multiple projects throughout the State of Nevada. These projects range from building technologies, energy solutions, and transportation solutions to public private partnerships in technology and research.