“RHH Architects understands constraints, whether they are related to cost, codes, or size, are not limitations, but an opportunity to design something special and unique. Architecture is borne out of the unique characteristics of each project.”

 

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1992

  • University of Texas at Austin, Master of Architecture, 1998

 

Experience

  • Willow Grove Town Center, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Shaw Center Modifications, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Gulf Coast Housing Partnership-Olinde Warehouse Apartment Conversion

  • Ascension Parish Library, Gonzales Branch, Gonzales LA

  • OneEleven, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Victory Commons Condominiums, Baton Rouge, LA

  • MAPP Construction Company Headquarters, Baton Rouge, LA

  • EBR Parish Library Carver Branch, Baton Rouge, LA

 

Affiliations

  • Friends of the LSU Museum of Art, Board of Directors, 2014-Present

  • AIA Baton Rouge, Board of Directors, 2013-2015

  • Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, Board Member, 2009-Present; President, 2015-Present

  • Baton Rouge Blues Festival, Chair, 2009-2011

  • Poets Corner Neighborhood Association, Steering Committee, 2009-2013, 2016-Present

  • Poets Corner Neighborhood Association, President, 2013

  • Poets and Philosophers Neighborhood Urban Design Overlay District Committee, 2009-2010

  • Visiting Critic/Juror, Louisiana State University, 2001-present

Clarke is a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge with strong personal and family ties to the North Shore and New Orleans. He joined RHH in 1998 while still an adjunct professor at LSU. A natural educator, Clarke is instrumental in training RHH interns while also managing staff and directing multiple projects.

Clarke focuses on a wide range of jobs, including site planning, multi-family dwellings, mixed-use developments, historic renovations, libraries, schools, and other public institutions.

He directs these projects from schematic design through construction administration, managing workforce development and staffing for each. He also oversees design integrity throughout project development. His research into best practices and systems for buildings in this region provides continual improvement for RHH building science.

A writer, and historian of South Louisiana culture, food, and music, Clarke is a champion of the arts and an advocate for improving the civic experience for all residents. He is currently president of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation and Festival.

CLARKE GERNON, JR., AIA, LEED AP

Principal