Fred W. Clarke


“In architecture it’s counterproductive to try to be different. At the same time, how do we embed ourselves in the consciousness and imagination of people?”

Guided by Fred W. Clarke, Pelli Clarke & Partners transforms cities and communities worldwide through people-centered placemaking. In 1977, Fred cofounded the firm with Cesar Pelli, who he met while he was a student at the University of Texas at Austin. A passionate teacher and lifelong learner, Fred has been a faculty member at Yale University, Rice University, and UCLA. Fred is an active member of the architecture community, chairing international design juries and panels. He shares his ideas through a wide variety of publications and speaking events.