Personal Greeting John Clark, AIA

Cordogan Clark & Associates, Inc.

Contact Details

Cordogan Clark & Associates, Inc.
Chicago, IL


John Clark is a Chicago based architect, planner, and founding partner of the architectural firm Cordogan, Clark & Associates. The firm has multiple offices and an extensive portfolio including institutional, educational, residential, and commercial projects. John maintains an active, daily involvement in the development of the firm’s projects, focusing on architectural design, planning, and construction technology.

John is currently working on large scale mixed-use residential, institutional, and commercial master planning, sustainable, and transit oriented developments. Specific interests include metadesign; sustainable design; design and technology innovation; visual arts and their relationship to architecture; relating architecture to landscape; and applying architecture to contemporary needs.

John has won national and international design and design/ build competitions for a variety of projects, including China mixed-use development; the 41st and 43rd street bridges over Lake Shore Drive, Chicago; the bridge-based Pavilions for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority; and the Florida Oasis redevelopment project. He has completed a wide variety of significant projects involving urban planning, municipal design, and historic and contextual design.

Speaker and Panelist: Illinois Governor's Conference on Affordable Housing; American Bar Association; SCUP (Society for College and University Planning); BITS Low Carbon Earth Summit, Qingdao, China. John Co-Chairs the AIA National Committee on Architecture for Education's Subcommittee for Alternative Architecture, and maintains a regular blog on emerging trends in architecture for education.

Specialties: Architecture, Planning, Urban Design, Sustainable "Green" Design; Transit Oriented Design (TOD); MetaDesign


Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Infrastructure Technology
1993 To 1995

University of Illinois
Urbana Champaign, Indiana, United States
Architecture, Urban Planning, Asian Studies
1972 To 1977

Job History

Cordogan Clark & Associates Architects / Engineers
Principal / Partner
January 1984 - present