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About Paul B. Clark, Architect

Paul Clark, Ph.D., Architect

Paul discovered his passion for architecture while working as a carpenter on historic structures, like retrofitting the famous Rookwood Pottery building in Cincinnati. He received architectural degrees from University of Cincinnati and University of Pennsylvania– BS, MS, PhD. After practicing architecture and teaching architectural students in Virginia and North Carolina, Paul founded PBC Architect in 2007 in Davidson, NC. He recently expanded his practice to include the lovely state of New Hampshire. Paul has designed custom houses for nearly 30 years.


U.S. Green Building Council LEED-AP
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)


Peterborough Renewable Energy Planning Committee (PREP)
Habitat for Humanity, Site Selection and Building Committee
Affordable Housing Committee, Town of Davidson
Editorial Board, Journal of Architectural and Planning Research


University of Texas at Austin
Columbia University
New York Institute of Technology
University of Texas at San Antonio
Clemson University
Temple University


  Paul is an absolute treasure!! When we started the process, my husband and I had a vague idea of what we wanted our future home to be. Paul took time to get to know our likes and dislikes. He had us describe our daily activities in the house and found out what would be of value. He took the time to listen. We found out he has 6 sisters, I think he said. My husband and I teased him that was the best training for this profession. He has the touch of tact and is a really good listener; he doesn’t get offended if you want to change things. He was so accommodating. He would create a plan, and then we would meet to discuss what we liked and didn’t like. I do not like to make anyone feel bad or offend, but he was so great to work with and NEVER made me feel like I was changing my mind too much!! We ended up with an amazing home, truly fitted to exactly who we are!! We get comments all the time about how gorgeous our home is. I know so many people who have nightmare experiences while planning and building a house. That was not ours at all. It was such a fun experience. Paul made creating a joy!!! We have a delightful masterpiece now!
-Leslie H.

  We chose Paul Clark as our architect for our home in Davidson, NC. The project was to remodel an existing small home of 1,300 square feet and construct a new addition of about 1,000 square feet, including a great room, kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom. We were very pleased–I would say thrilled–with the outcome and found Paul easy to work with. He was a very creative architect, yet attuned to our wants and needs. He was supportive of our desire to use lots of wood and natural stone in building the house, resulting in a very beautiful and light-filled home, with a stunning front porch. Many times during the construction process, and since its completion, total strangers have stopped to compliment us on our beautiful home as they passed by. Paul was flexible when we had to interrupt the design process, and then ready to come back almost a year later to resume it. We always looked forward to our design sessions–Paul had a way of bringing his own ideas to the table, while staying open to our input. If you are looking for a creative architect with his own vision, and one who will listen to yours as well, Paul is your man. And I should add that he did not exceed our agreed budget, and we were naturally pleased with that. We recommend him highly.

-Kathy M.

  We live in an infill house designed and built by Paul. The architectural and design details and quality of the construction are outstanding. In fact, the house is like living in a work of art every day, with the benefit of being functional, efficient and comfortable too. The house is located on a cul-de-sac lot that remained open for nearly two decades as most builders felt it was too challenging. Yet, we really love the integration of the house into the steeply sloped lot with views and access to the yard, small pond, creek and woods beyond. The integration of the house into the landscape not only encourages us to enjoy the natural setting, but also welcomes a rich variety of wildlife. When friends visit the house, they offer fitting compliments like, ‘This is like living in a treehouse.

-Anna A.


One of the Top 16 Architects in Metropolitan Charlotte

After scoring 153 architectural firms in the greater Charlotte area, Paul B. Clark, Architect PLLC was identified by Expertise as one of the top 16 architects in 2022. The firms were scored in terms of Availability, Qualifications, Reputation, Experience, and Professionism.

How to Design a Tasteful Modern Home

We are excited to let you know that Paul B. Clark, Architect has been chosen to be featured in Redfin’s November article, How to Design a Tasteful Modern Home. Select notable experts in the field share the most important considerations for homeowners to keep in mind when designing a modern home from scratch.