Richard Clarke IV, AIA

“The power of designers to impart knowledge and satisfy basic emotional needs depends upon sensitivity to what is familiar or dissimilar in order to attract interest and transmit an incrementally new idea.”

Richard brings more than 30 years of experience in architecture, with a specialty in Retail and Mixed-Use design. During his experience he has managed and directed national retail roll-out accounts, lifestyle retail, and mixed-used projects through all phases of development and entitlements. For over 18 years, Richard also owned and operated his own architectural and graphic design firm located in Newport Beach, California, where he directed all aspects of marketing, branding, design, and production of commercial, healthcare, and retail projects.

A sampling of Richard’s healthcare projects include:

  • MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets, Fairfax, OH*
  • Davita, Inc. Various Locations, US, PR and Spain*
  • Dialysis Clinics, Inc. Various Locations, US*
  • Downey Regional Medical Plaza, Downey, CA*
  • CareMore Medical Centers, Various Locations, CA*
  • Scripps, La Jolla, CA*
  • F&M Enterprises, IL and KY*

*Projects completed prior to joining AO.

Richard in three words:

Responsive. Confident. Focused.



AIA | Licensed Architect State of California & Arizona


Master of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University | Bachelor in Architecture, Cal Poly Pomona


International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) | Urban Land Institute (ULI)

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