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Clive Wilkinson Architects is excited to announce the promotion of Danielle Shaffner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to the position of Associate within the firm.
Since joining CWa over two years ago, Danielle has become an indispensable member of the firm. She has consistently excelled in the complex, technically challenging and highly collaborative process of conceiving, developing and producing world-quality architecture and design for the firm and its clients.
As Project Manager, Danielle has served with skillful diplomacy on projects such as Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre in Vancouver, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Master Plan in Los Angeles, and the 650,000 SF Stanford University Redwood City Campus. With quiet authority, she has demonstrated exceptional initiative and leadership skills, and her elevation will strengthen the firm’s management capabilities.
Congratulations, Danielle!
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GLG Austin and Publicis both won their categories – Midsize Corporate Office and XXL Creative/Tech Office, respectively –  last week at Interior Design’s 2016 Best of Year Awards ceremony in New York. Congratulations to everyone that worked on the nominated and winning projects! See the list of winners and honorees here.

We are excited to announce that the following projects have been chosen as Finalists in Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards categories:
Office: Mid-Size Corporate – GLG Austin
Office: Extra Large Creative/Tech – Microsoft Vancouver
Office: XXL Creative/Tech – Publicis New York
On the Boards: Commercial – Santa Monica College & KCRW Radio Station
See all of the Finalists here. Winners will be announced at a gala event in New York on December 1
st, 2016.


We are honored to announce that Clive Wilkinson was selected to serve as an INSIDE Super Juror at the World Architecture Festival, one of the most important fixtures in the global design calendar. From November 16-18, architects and interiors designers come together from around the world to learn, connect and share ideas. This year’s Festival is being held at the Arena Berlin in Germany. Clive will be judging the ‘World Interior of the Year’ category on November 18. Learn more about the Festival here.


The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Design Awards program Monday, October 24th, at an evening celebrating the achievements of recipients. We are happy to announce that our ‘Superdesk’ project for the Barbarian Group in New York City received the Merit Award. This marks the 15th honor the project has received. See the full list of winners here.


Publicis Groupe, a global advertising and public relations company, commissioned Clive Wilkinson Architects to design their new North America headquarters in New York City. Adjacent to Times Square, the 190,000 SF space spans eight contiguous floors, providing an opportunity to unite their three expanding offices scattered across Manhattan. In an effort to express a strong creative identity for Publicis, we proposed breaking the traditional mold of the skyscraper by dematerializing the building core. This works to create continuity on all floors, connecting their 1200 employees as one organic working community. This desire for an “open concept” environment originated with CEO Andrew Bruce, who wanted a new work space that would accommodate a variety of events including large client pitches, internal lectures, and all hands presentations. “Most of all, the space allows us to adapt,” Bruce observes. “I don’t know how we’ll be shaped in five years, but I do know we’ve built an office that will accommodate it.”
Read Interior Design’s feature article here.
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Located in vibrant downtown Austin, the rapidly growing office of the Gerson Lehrman Group was in need of additional space to expand. Clive Wilkinson Architects was commissioned to design a new workplace for the successful professional learning platform. Nearly doubling their footprint, the recently completed space accommodates 450 employees across two contiguous floors. Following the completion of their Global Headquarters in New York City, the 42,000 SF Austin office is the second GLG facility CWA has designed. The Austin office takes on a distinct local identity while also retaining brand characteristics established in its award-winning predecessor. The end result? “A unique, energy-fueled place that not only enhances the GLG brand but fosters collaboration, innovation, and, most of all, employee happiness.”
Read Contract Magazine’s feature article here.


Clive Wilkinson Architects is seeking to interview candidates for the following positions:
Intermediate Architect/Designer (3+ years of relevant experience in architecture or interior design)
Project Architect/Manager (5-10 years of relevant experience in architecture or interior design)
Senior Architect/Project Manager (10+ years of relevant experience in architecture or interior design)
Requirements include previous experience in corporate and/or institutional work. Proficiency in CAD/BIM programs is required. You must have knowledge of AutoCAD, Revit, and other CAD or design programs. We also use Illustrator, Photoshop, and Newforma.
Senior applicants must have experience managing a project team from concept design through construction administration phases. Intermediate applicants should have experience in 3-D presentation drawings (digital or hand sketches) for the communication of design ideas. Knowledge of construction, furniture systems, and interior planning on both small and large-scale projects is advantageous.
We are a highly collaborative, design-focused practice looking to expand our team in our spacious Culver City studio. With an international reputation in workplace design and strategy, our firm is moving into other design spheres. This includes educational facilities, ground-up new construction, and master planning, as well as hospitality, residential, and other challenging typologies. What constantly distinguishes our work is the integration of design with strategic research and innovation. We are thinking architects who aspire to excel in all aspects of our work.
To be considered for any position, you must have US citizenship and/or authorization to work in the United States. Qualified applicants must have a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Architecture. Architectural license and LEED credentials are preferred. These positions are available immediately. Salary will be commensurate with abilities and relevant experience.
Please apply via email at with your cover letter, portfolio, and resume. Include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

We are thrilled to announce that the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre in Vancouver, BC has been shortlisted by the judges in the Best Interior Project (Work) category at this year’s Blueprint Awards.
An expanding workforce caused the world-renowned tech giant to reposition and expand their Vancouver offices into a newly renovated structure in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This new office houses two gaming companies and a software developer business unit, but was designed for future adaptability as their business model transforms. Our design team drew upon the distinct forested natural setting of Canada’s Lower Mainland to inform the architecture. The airy, branch-like ceiling structures and the more grounded, boulder-like enclosures are references to the canopies and roots of the local native tree species.
See all of the shortlisted projects and read about the awards here. Winners will be announced in London on October 20th, 2016.


Metropolis Magazine is celebrating 35 years of publishing its excellent magazine: 1981-2016. The HUGE 250-page July/August issue selects the best of architecture, urbanism, interiors and products. Clive Wilkinson Architects is very honored to have our Barbarian Group ‘Superdesk’ project included in Metropolis’list of the Ten Best Interiors projects of the 21st Century!
See the full list and story here.