Clark E. Llewellyn, FAIA

My role is not to teach or profess, but rather to critique, guide and inspire. I do not believe in rote memorization or rational thinking to avoid risk or vision. We can only improve or preserve the quality of the places we inhabit through engaging ideas, disciplines, cultures and environments which challenge and inspire. Find excitement exploring beyond the edges and creating solutions to problems where others only find limitations. Know there are no “small” things in life. Discover inspiring compositions of space and light, people and places, time and memories through every waking moment. Be rewarded through giving credit, creating trust, taking responsibility and striving to make our world a better place.

Research & Creative Work

Areas of Interest

While design and teaching/learning remain the core. My interests were shaped by living and teaching in the expanse of the American West (Montana State University) and now in the middle of the Pacific Ocean (University of Hawai‘i). Separated by large distances to many may seem like “isolation”. However, I found that both locations provided the impetus to inspire my unbounded interest in turning such a challenge into strength.

Professional Experience

Llewellyn Architects 1978-Present
University of Hawai‘i 2007-Present
Montana State University 1984-2007 (Professor Emeritus)
King Faisal University (Saudi Arabia) 1983-1984
Oregon School of Design (Portland, OR) 1981-1983
Portland State University 1979-1981
Mississippi State University 1978-1979
Washington State University 1975-1978

Selected Publications

Arumjigi Heritage Tomorrow Comp./Publication with 2 person jury comments/ Korea / April, 2010
Korea Style / Harper’s Bazaar pp. 490-491/ Korean Publication / February, 2008
Conversation with Clark Llewellyn / Hawai’i Interiors, pp7-8 / Honolulu, Hawai’i / spring, 2008
Maui Magazine, pp. 103-105/Maui, Hawai’i / March-April, 2008
Korea Style by Marcia Wwatate/ Introduction /Tuttle Publications / 2006
So You Want to be an Architect by Lee Waldrup / Contributor / Wiley & Co. / 2006 and 2010