Endemic Architecture


Endemic Architecture is jointly based in Alameda, California and Denver, Colorado. With a record of work spanning residential, commercial, & institutional projects Endemic Architecture:

1 . seeks to enrich experiences within the built environment by eliciting curiosity and delight while maintaining a commitment to the social, cultural, & contextual dimensions of architecture;

2. seeks to be inclusive of a wide array of social and physical contexts by creating architecture that what we call “almost familiar”; 

3. prefers mixed meanings, open interpretations, & varied associations rather than fixed messages or singular narratives;

4. is committed to creating architecture through collaborations that celebrate the nuances of local conditions and individual projects demands;

5. maintains a commitment to expanding architecture’s received histories, theories, representations, voices, & techniques.

For additional information and a complete project list, click here.

While not all of the projects shown here are built, they are all grounded in applied research or experimentation that considers built & unbuilt buildings, drawings, models, images, installations, diagrams, & writing as sites for architectural thinking and possible futures in commercial practice.

(E) Clark@endemicarchitecture.com
(P) 303.548.7806


Alameda, CA. 
2424 Blanding Ave. Suite 205

Denver, CO.
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Endemic Architecture is led by Clark Thenhaus. Clark is licensed in California and Colorado and is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts (CCA). Clark earned his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Many talented people have contributed to Endemic Architeture, and I am grateful for the experiences working with Claire Leffler (2021), Daniela Ibarra (2020-2021), Nate Wesseldyk (2015-2020 ), Maya Annotti (2018), Rajah Bose (2018), Sofia Anastasi (2015-2017), Brian McKinney (2015-2017), Mitchell Price (2016 - 2017), Trenton Jewett (2016), Taylor Metcalf (2016, Sarah Herlugson (2016), Gina Bugiada (2016), Nate Oppenheim (2013-2015), Tyler Smith (2013-2015), Alexandra Bernetich (2014-2015), Ryan Doidge (2013-2014), Samantha Okolita (2014), Danielle Tellez (2014), Paul Mitchell (2012), Kae Donahue (2011-2015), and Adam Steinbach (2012).

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