Founding Director:
Clark Thenhaus
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Current Contributors
Daniela Ibarra (2020)
Nate Wesseldyk (2015- )

Former Contributors
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)
Katie Donahue (2011-2015)
Ryan Doidge (2013-2014)
Samantha Okolita (2014)
Danielle Tellez (2014)
Paul Mitchell (2012)
Adam Steinbach (2012)

Endemic Architecture is an award winning practice with a record of work spanning  residential, commercial, & institutional projects. Sometimes we work with clients on specific architectural interests or projects. Other times we work on our own interests through drawings, research, or public installations and exhibitions. And, sometimes we do or write stuff meant just for other architects.

With each project Endemic Architecture:

1. seeks to elicit delight and curiosity through architectural form, space, and order with a commitment to the social, cultural, and experiential aspects of architecture.

2.  looks to exaggerate, manipulate, abstract, or pervert ‘the familiar’ in order to convene alternative forms of attention through architectural expressions and experiences.

3. prefers pluralism and mixed meanings over fixed messages, thus fostering open interpretations and associations. 

4. conveys the particularities affiliated with specific contexts and situations through  architectural expressions.

5. conveys a commitment to working on the intellectual dimension of architecture’s received histories, theories, representations, techniques, and forms.


Endemic Architecture is directed by licensed architect, Clark Thenhaus. Thenhaus is a recipient of numerous awards, including Architect’s Newspaper 2017 Best of Design Awards, the 2015 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects & Designers, a 2014 MacDowell Art Colony Fellow, and was previously the 2013-2014 Willard A. Oberdick Teaching Fellow at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning. His work has been widely published, including in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Project Journal, Thresholds (MIT), POOL (UCLA), and Young Architects 17. Thenhaus is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts (CCA) and has previously held teaching appointments at the University of Michigan, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), University of Colorado, and Otis College of Art and Design. Thenhaus earned his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied as the recipient of the three-year Fideli Fellowship and was awarded the Dales Scholarship, and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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