Background: W.G. Clark studied architecture
at the University of Virginia, receiving his Bachelor's Degree in 1965.
In 1974, he entered architectural practice in Charleston, South Carolina.
He won second prize in the Charleston Museum Competition in 1975 and placed
first in the Savannah Housing Competition in 1982, first in the New Orleans
Museum of Art Competition in 1983, and first in the South Carolina Aquarium
Competition in 1987. He formed the firm of Clark and Menefee Architects
in 1985, and in 1987 he was appointed design critic at the Harvard Graduate
School of Design. Having served as an Assistant Professor of Architecture
at Virginia from 1976 to 1978, Mr. Clark returned to the University in
1988 as Chair of the Department of Architecture. A year later, he became
the Edmund Shureman Campbell Professor of Architecture.
He has lectured at numerous universities and served on major design awards
juries. His work has been published extensively in this country as well
as in Japan, England, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Finland. He was
named to "40 Under 40" by the Architectural League of New York
in 1986; included in the Emerging Generation Exhibit in Tokyo in 1987;
and named Best in Design: 1986 by Time magazine. His built projects have
been awarded three National Honor Awards by the American Institute of
Architects. Mr. Clark formed a new practice, Clark Architects, in 1999.