Clark P. Stevens AIA/APA, President of New West Land Company of Topanga, California, is a pioneering practitioner and author on conservation-based design and development. He has designed buildings in four nations, and developed conservation-based land plans for over two hundred square miles of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, California and Hawaii. Clark is a regular speaker and workshop facilitator on conservation-based land planning and architecture, author of several professional articles on the topic, and developed a rural conservation design curriculum at Montana State University while a visiting faculty member.
He received architecture degrees with distinction from Harvard University (M Arch) and the University of Michigan (B.S. in Arch), held the Eero Saarinen Chair at Michigan and has been a visiting professor at Montana State, Texas, and SCI-Arc.
Clark’s honors include National and State AIA Design Awards, appointment to the National Design Awards jury and the Architectural League of New York’s “40 under 40” list of the world’s most promising young architects. As part of a 10-architect team he received the Silver Prize in the Holcim Global Awards for Sustainable Construction in 2006 for an eco-tourism proposal for restoration of 10th century paper mills in the Amalfi Valley of Italy. In 2008 he was one of a select group of architects invited to exhibit his work at the Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world since its foundation in 1895.
Clark's work has been featured in the Los Angeles and New York Times, Vanity Fair, Men’s Vogue, Architecture, Architectural Digest and Dwell magazines, and appeared on the A&E, Travel, and HGTV networks. In 2007 Clark co-authored the book, Stillpoints: RoTo Architecture and contributed an essay to the book On Landscape Urbanism for the University of Texas press
A lifelong naturalist, Clark serves on the Board of the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, is a past advisory board member of Montana Audubon and officer of his local Trout Unlimited Chapter. Clark is a licensed to practice architecture in California, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Hawaii.
New West Land Company (NWLCo) of Topanga, California is a full service organization providing land-use design, planning and architectural services, and conservation-oriented investment and development strategies. NWLCo promotes the idea that inhabitation should exist in accord with habitat, and works with private owners, communities, land trusts and conservation developers to plan for the cultural, ecological and economic sustainability of the lands that they steward.