Based in Los Angeles, Clive Wilkinson is an architect and strategist working at the intersection of urban design, architecture and interior design. His large-scale design projects for Google, Nokia, JWT, FIDM, Disney and Macquarie Bank have established new paradigms for building creative and educational communities. While innovative in its architecture, his design process is primarily focused on the social agenda of buildings, and how people connect with each other.
Clive was born in South Africa and educated in the United Kingdom. His practice, Clive Wilkinson Architects, was established in 1991 and is an acknowledged global leader in workplace design, with over 80 design awards to its credit. Clive was inducted into the Interior Design ‘Hall of Fame’ in 2005. He was nominated a ‘Master of Design’ by Fast Company magazine in 2006 and a ‘Pioneer of Design’ by IIDA in 2011. From being a finalist in the National Design Awards in 2010 and 2011, his firm won the 2012 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum National Design Award for Excellence in Interior Design. He has served as a keynote speaker at global media, advertising and design conferences, and has contributed to radio and television shows on architecture and design affairs.