Discipline: Architecture – text

Clark Thenhaus

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2014

Clark Thenhaus is founding director of Endemic Architecture, author, and an assistant professor at the California College of the Arts. Thenhaus’ first book, Unresolved Legibility in Residential Types published by Applied Research and Design was released in 2019. Thenhaus’ work has been widely exhibited, including at A+D Museum, Jai & Jai Gallery, Yale School of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design, the University of Calgary, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and AIA San Francisco among others. His work has received many awards including the 2015 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Architects Newspaper 2017 Best of Design Award. Thenhaus has delivered numerous lectures and published work extensively, including in the Wall Street Journal, Project Journal, Journal of Architectural Education (JAE), Architects Newspaper, Architect Magazine, Thresholds Journal, and Possible Mediums among others.

Endemic Architecture is an award winning multi-disciplinary practice with a record of work spanning residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Sometimes we work with clients on specific architectural interests or projects. Other times we work on our own interests through speculative drawings, or public installations and exhibitions. And, sometimes we do or write stuff meant just for other architects.



Clark Thenhaus worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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