Craig W. Clements, SCAD architecture professor

Craig W. Clements


M.Arch., Savannah College of Art and Design, summa cum laude, 1997

"In a healthy and vibrant academic setting, students and teachers challenge and learn from each other in a symbiotic relationship. Balancing a career in professional practice and teaching at SCAD allows me to share the knowledge and experience gained from continued engagement with the ever-changing design profession while being enriched by the exuberance and creativity of students who are adept at questioning assumptions and challenging conventions. This relationship pushes both student and teacher to continuously view the world with fresh and inquisitive eyes, which is fundamental to fostering innovation and reform within the built environment."

Craig W. Clements | Architecture professor

Awards, recognition and honors

American Institute of Architects National Honor Award for Urban Design, 2010; Congress for the New Urbanism, Charter Award, 2010; Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Best Design Program in the State, 2008; AIA Georgia, Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, 2005; AIA Savannah, Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, 2004; Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, Excellence in Adaptive Rehabilitation, 2004; Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Magnolia Award for Affordable Housing, 2004; Historic Savannah Foundation, Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008; Tau Sigma Delta, honor society for architecture and allied arts, Bronze Medal for Design Excellence, 1997; Savannah College of Art and Design, Outstanding Achievement in the Liberal Arts, 1997


American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, U.S. Green Building Council, Young Architects Forum

Previous Positions

Senior associate, Sottile & Sottile, Urban Design and Civic Architecture, Savannah; design manager, Lominack Kolman Smith Architects, Savannah, Georgia; designer, CMSS Architects, Virginia Beach, Virginia; designer, Architectural Graphics Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia; designer, The Yates Group, Portsmouth, Virginia