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Clive Wilkinson Architects is excited to announce that our office swept 3 out of 15 awards categories at the 39th Annual Interiors Awards. The following CWa projects were honored in New York on Friday, January 26th:

Healthcare: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab by HDR|Gensler in association with Clive Wilkinson Architects
Office–Large: Publicis North America Headquarters by Clive Wilkinson Architects
Sustainable: Intuit Marine Way Building by WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects

See the full list of winners here. Congratulations to everyone who worked on these amazing projects!

Looks like the cat is out of the bag! We are happy to announce that our studio is providing interior architecture services for the new Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) building design for Google’s Sunnyvale campus. Landscape design is being provided by OLIN with design/build construction services by Devcon.

The 1M SF complex, comprised of two terracing buildings, is just a few miles away from the original Googleplex, which we designed back in 2005. “The design concept centers on fostering activity and maximizing accessible space, including on its ramped roof where Google workers will be able to walk, bike or rollerblade between levels. The development is also aiming for high standards of environmental sustainability, including a LEED Gold rating, an integrated public transportation system, and a native, low-water landscaping plan.” Read more about the exciting development here.

Dezeen, the world’s most influential architecture, interiors and design magazine, has published its 2017 Hot List based on reader interests. The list is a comprehensive guide to the architects, designers, brands, schools, events and more that their audience most wanted to read about over the last year. Dezeen Hot List is the most comprehensive data survey of architecture and design media ever conducted.

We are thrilled to announce that Clive Wilkinson Architects placed #352 – ahead of Elon Musk, Herman Miller, Mercedes Benz, and the Centre Pompidou! View the entire list here.

The transcript of our panel discussion and Q&A with Metropolis Director of Design Innovation Susan S. Szenasy, Geoff Wardle (ArtCenter), Frances Anderton (KCRW), Ashley Z. Hand (CityFi), and Clive Wilkinson is now available online. Read about our panelists’ anecdotes on, and experiences with, the influence of artificial intelligence and augmented/virtual realities on the workplace here.

An estimated 1,800 guests and community members gathered this past Saturday for the grand opening of Santa Monica College’s Center for Media and Design, and KCRW’s new headquarters. The morning’s ribbon-cutting ceremony featured opening remarks by SMC and KCRW executives, as well as by our Design Director, Clive Wilkinson. The afternoon open house included campus tours, live entertainment, and opportunities to interact with radio personalities. Read more about the celebration here!

SMC Superintendent/President Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery cuts the ribbon for the college’s new $115M Center for Media and Design and the KCRW Media Center, flanked by (left to right): architect Clive Wilkinson; SMC student trustee Chase Matthews; KCRW President Jennifer Ferro; KCRW Board Chair Matt Kline; (extreme right) SMC Associated Students president Jennifer Chen; SMC Interim Dean of Career Education Frank Dawson; and SMC Board Chair Dr. Andrew Walzer. (Image Credit: Amy Williams)

We are thrilled to announce that the Intuit Marine Way Building (Mountain View, California) and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Chicago, Illinois) both won their categories – Large Creative/Tech Office and Health Care, respectively – last Friday at Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards ceremony in New York. Congratulations to everyone who worked on these projects! See the full list of winners and honorees here.

Principal and Design Director, Clive Wilkinson, accepting the coveted Best of Year light bulb award for Intuit Marine Way Building

In June 2008, Clive Wilkinson Architects was awarded the commission to design Santa Monica College’s Center for Media and Design Campus and the KCRW Media Center. After nearly a decade, the new cutting-edge campus and home of Angelenos’ favorite radio station are finally opening! CMD will serve as the forum to facilitate creativity while building careers in film production, entertainment technology, graphic and interaction design, interior architectural design, journalism, media content development, and enhanced collaboration with KCRW radio station to provide a truly unique and immersive teaching and learning experience in radio broadcasting, as well as a highly crafted content-creation and broadcasting platform for KCRW. The Grand Opening is taking place this Saturday, December 2nd. RSVP here to join in the fun!

Also, listen to our Design Director Clive Wilkinson discuss the history and significance of the campus with host Frances Anderton on KCRW’s “Design and Architecture” here.

Clive Wilkinson Architects is seeking to interview candidates for the following positions:

Project Architect/Manager (5-10 years of relevant experience in architecture and/or interior design)
Senior Architect/Project Manager (10+ years of relevant experience in architecture and/or interior design)

Requirements  include previous experience in corporate and/or institutional work. Applicants must have experience managing teams of people working on projects through all phases, especially construction administration. Senior applicants must be willing to mentor junior designers and architects. Proficiency in CAD/BIM programs is required. You must be a knowledgable Revit user and be well-versed in AutoCAD and other CAD or design programs (we also use Newforma, Photoshop and Illustrator).Your experience should ideally include 3-D drawings and/or sketches for the communication of design ideas. Knowledge of interior planning, furniture systems and construction on both small and large-scale projects required.

We have a great community of architects and designers and excellent working conditions: we built our own spacious office building in the heart of Los Angeles, in Culver City. We are currently working on projects in North American cities such as Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Silicon Valley and Seattle, varying in size from 15,000 SF to 950,000 SF, and from $2.5M to $250M in construction value.

With an international reputation in workplace design and strategy, our firm is now moving into other design spheres, including master planning, ground-up construction, educational facilities, residential, hospitality and other typologies. What distinguishes our work is the integration of design with strategic research and innovation. We are thinking architects who aspire to excellence in all aspects of our work.

To be considered for this position, you must have U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States. Qualified applications must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture. Architectural license required and LEED accreditation preferred. This position is available immediately. Salary will be commensurate with abilities and experience.

Please apply via email at with your cover letter, portfolio, and resume. Include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Clive Wilkinson Architects is very proud to announce the promotion, effective immediately, of the following staff members who have performed exceptional service to our Clients, our projects and to the development of our internal capabilities over the past few years:

Ben Howell, Caroline Morris and Humberto Arreola have all been elevated to the level of Associate. Amber Wernick has been elevated to the position of Senior Interior Designer.

Ben Howell
Since joining the practice four and a half years ago, Ben has directed his considerable energies to resolving architectural and construction challenges on some of the firm’s most important projects, most particularly Intuit Marine Way Building in Mountain View, and the Santa Monica College Media Center here in Los Angeles.  With his background in literature and language studies, Benjamin’s approach to architecture is informed as much by architectural history and research as by the physical requirements of material and process. In pairing research with technical application, he seeks to provide simple, thoughtful design strategies for projects of any type and scale. Benjamin earned his M.Arch at Columbia University and is a California State Licensed Architect with LEED accreditation. His professional experience includes large-scale creative work spaces, research facilities, commercial high-rise exteriors, and higher education buildings. 

Caroline Morris
In a short space of time, Caroline has evolved from architectural assistant, to project coordinator, to a very effective project manager responsible for managing most of our East Coast clients. Her background in Interior Architecture has provided a platform for exploring the intersections of architecture, interior design, graphics, and product design in workspace projects. At Clive Wilkinson Architects, she works closely with the project team to implement the vision of the design director.  In this highly collaborative process, she is responsible for client relations and developing visual materials to convey the design intent. Caroline also manages furniture coordination, bidding, and procurement processes.  She has worked on several projects including Publicis New York, The Barbarian Group, Barclays, BMW Munich, Gerson Lehrman Group, and Intuit, Silicon Valley.

Humberto Arreola
Humberto has made a substantial contribution to design excellence within the firm. His creative energies have been applied to several projects, from our headquarters design for Citelis in Mexico to masterplan design for a major tech client’s headquarters in Washington, and Stanford University’s new Redwood City Campus. Humberto’s background in Architecture and Urban Design and more than 10 years of working experience in three countries has provided a platform for exploring the intersections of urban design, architecture, interior design and landscape. Within our collaborative team, he is responsible for developing appropriate design concepts and strategies, integrating the ideas with the program, and developing the architectural elements, finishes and furnishings.

Amber Wernick
Amber joined our firm after an extensive background in large Mid-West projects, as a registered interior designer with 9 years of commercial design experience. With a diverse background in workspace, higher education, and healthcare interiors, Amber is involved in each project from research to construction. She is highly skilled at identifying client’s goals and developing design strategies to reinforce the overall concept. With a focus on interior finishes, lighting, graphics, and furniture, she ensures the design intent is maintained in all the details. She is also knowledgeable in sustainable building systems and materials as a LEED Green Associate. Amber has made an exceptional contribution to our projects, specifically the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, Publicis New York, and Stanford University, Redwood City.

Our heartiest congratulations to all! 

We are delighted to announce that Clive Wilkinson has been selected to serve on the jury for the new global FRAME Awards, honoring the world’s best interior architecture, to be hosted in Amsterdam in February 2018. Jurors have been selected from experts and industry leaders within the filed with the aim of making the awards broadly holistic and relevant. Read more about FRAME Awards here.

Thank you to everyone who came out for, or live-streamed, our Think Tank! We had a wonderful time discussing the influence of artificial intelligence, technology, virtual and augmented reality in all aspects of design, including its impact on the City and the transformation of industrial era spaces to 21st century workspaces. We would especially like to thank our moderator, Susan S. Szenasy (Metropolis), and panelists Geoff Wardle (ArtCenter), Frances Anderton (KCRW), Ashley Z. Hand (CityFi), and Clive Wilkinson (Clive Wilkinson Architects).