Clark Davis

Clark Davis, FAIA, LEED AP

Principal Consultant

Insightful. Creative. Knowledgeable. Musical.

“As an architect, I see the firm as a design challenge — aligning strategy, structure, and leadership to make a group successful in its own way.”

ABOUT CLARK

Clark helps individuals and firms achieve their greatest potential. As an architect, he approaches firms as a design challenge, aligning their strategy, structure, and leadership to help make them more successful in their particular circumstances. He has assisted more than 40 design firms as Cameron MacAllister Group clients.

When working with individual leaders, Clark avoids traditional definitions of leadership roles, instead, he helps them find ways to build their careers on their own strengths and aspirations. He assists leadership teams in shedding professional and emotional baggage so that each individual contributes his or her best, and the organization becomes stronger in the process.

Clark has always been fascinated by the connection between the quality of an organization, the quality of its built work, and the experiences of its people. Drawing on his skills as a classical musician, he sees the structure and interpretation of music as a close analogy to people’s challenges as leaders in professional organizations. They both have lots of moving parts—and they both take practice.

Before joining Cameron MacAllister Group, Clark was Vice Chairman and Managing Principal of an international architecture firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council. Clark was elected President of AIA St. Louis and AIA Missouri and to the AIA Large Firm Roundtable executive committee.


PUBLISHED WORK

PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRY PRESENTATIONS

  • Leading Engaged Teams in a Hybrid Workplace, webinar, ACEC Young Professionals Webinar, 2021
  • Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction, research and project planning guide, Willis A&E Leadership Conventions, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • Evolving in Place: Structuring your Firm to Succeed, presentation, Texas Society of Architects Convention, 2018
  • Designing your Client Experience, presentation, AIA National Conference, 2017
  • Working with Clients, presentation, AIA Kansas City “Business of Architecture” Series, 2017
  • Designing your Client Experience, presentation, CXps Conference, 2016
  • Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design Construction, presentations and webinars, AGC National Convention, Construction Owners Association of America National Conference, and Vanderbilt Healthcare Symposium (2015); DBIA National Convention, American College of Construction Lawyers Conference, and American Bar Association (2014)
  • Sustainable Environments: A Global Imperative for the 21st Century, presentation, Niagara Foundation, 2012
  • The Matrixed Firm, presentation, Design Colloquium, 2004

EXPERTISE

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE

  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Operations and Financial Management
  • Internal Ownership Transition
  • Meeting and Retreat Facilitation
  • Merger and Acquisition Representation
  • Firm Performance Audits
  • Project Team Performance

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Leadership Training
  • Leadership Assessment
  • Leadership Succession Planning
  • Coaching and Mentoring

MARKETING

  • Business Development

PEOPLE

  • Team Building and Alignment