Clay Vogel, AIA

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Co-President
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Professional Summary
Clay J Vogel leads the design efforts for the firm on projects ranging in type from luxury villas to multi-building, mixed-use projects – including hospitals, laboratories, research centers, and entertainment buildings – throughout the US and abroad. It is on these programmatically-demanding project types that he has shown his talent to not only solve design problems, but also create significant architecture. This range of project experience has given Clay a broad perspective to his design approach: each project is a unique challenge within its own context, and his ultimate goal is to arrive at a functionally effective, aesthetically satisfying design solution. The strength of his ideas lies in his pursuit of design excellence, recognition of place, and attention to sustainability in each commission. In a world that is accelerating toward an ever more homogenous appearance – regardless of whether you find yourself in Los Angeles, Shanghai, Delhi, or Moscow – Clay seeks to acknowledge and incorporate in his designs the patterns of culture, climate, and social interaction unique to each setting. His commissions are marked by a distinctive yet appropriate language for the highly complex and technologically sophisticated building programs of our modern times. Clay is also a recipient of Building, Design & Construction magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40 Superstars” Award in 2008.

Experience
KaziaLi Design Collaborative, Co-President
SmithGroup, Senior Designer
HOK, Senior Designer

Education
University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design, Bachelor of Architecture
Politechnika Krakowska, Urban Design Studio, Krakow, Poland
AIA, ACE Mentor for High School Students