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1005 E. Colorado Boulevard, Suite 203
Pasadena, CA 91106
Architecture is a blend of art, science, common sense and joy. We believes that Vitruvius' ancient axiom must be applied to every project as a totality- firmness, commodity and delight.
Clerkin & Clerkin was created out of the desire to take the design and technical experience of corporate architecture and merge with the intimacy of the small office. Clerkin & Clerkin is dedicated to working with clients on projects that enhance the larger social and physical environment by fusing design, collaboration, possibility, technical expertise, communication and involvement of the collaborators.
The firm’s philosophy and approach seeks the possible in each project to be made visible. The visible is rooted in rigorous analysis, speculation, and communication. Design is not created in a vacuum but in collaboration with the client. Collaborative design is based in the underlying patterns and desires of tangible and intangible goals, merging with color, light, space, texture and pleasure. This allows for the collaborators to share the vision of the project. It is the art of shared delight and a catalyst for long term discovery. To accomplish this, the firm believes in, and practices, a close working relationship with the client, which creates design that is responsive to the needs of the user, providing a balance of imaginative and practical solutions. The designs of the firm are the result of careful study, an understanding of the site, and programming opportunities and constraints, all of which is strengthened by the full commitment of both the clients and architects.
Our contribution to a client’s success is multi-faceted and is based on communication, clarity, thoroughness, integration of technology, and the imaginative. It is a structured approach that creates a framework discipline for adhering to budgets, program and schedules. Yet, it allows flexibility of creation.