Fred Clarke served on the MacDowell Board of Directors from 2007-2018 and is an architect and teacher who co-founded the firm, Pelli Clarke Pelli, in New Haven with Cesar Pelli in 1977 while Cesar was Dean of the Architecture School at Yale University. As senior design principal, Fred directs all the projects in the New Haven and Asian studios. Under his leadership, the firm has designed and built more than 100 million square feet of area, from landmark towers that define the skyline to cultural institutions treasured by residents and visitors, from San Francisco to Dubai, and Tokyo to Miami. He has been a faculty member of Yale University, Rice University, and the University of California at Los Angeles. He has published on many subjects, including urban regeneration, sustainability, public art and architecture, and tall building design. Fred has also chaired many design juries and panels for professional organizations worldwide.
Fred Clarke worked in the Star studio.
Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…