Clark Thenhaus

Clark Thenhaus

Denver, CO, US



Clark Thenhaus is founder and director of Endemic, an architectural design and research studio. He is currently the 2013-2014 Willard A. Oberdick Fellow at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Thenhaus has previously held teaching appointments at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), University of Colorado, and Otis College of Art and Design and has led workshops at Sci-Arc, USC, and the University of Kentucky. Thenhaus earned his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied as the recipient of the three-year Fideli Fellowship and Dales Scholarship winner. His work has been published in 306090, KERB Journal, Futures Magazine, Monu Magazine, Conditions, and AWM. In addition to exhibiting work in Los Angeles, Melbourne, Cleveland, St. Louis, and New York City his work has received numerous awards and citations. Thenhaus' current work emphasizes materialist strategies in drawing coupled with digital translations focused towards cultural context, covert infrastructures, and non-urban objects.



University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Willard A. Oberdick Fellow

Aug 2013 - current

Endemic, Director

Founder & Director

Jun 2010 - current

University of Colorado at Boulder, Denver + Boulder, Adjunct Lecturer

Aug 2010 - Jul 2013

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, AU, Associate Lecturer

Jun 2011 - Jan 2012

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Junior Instructor

May 2008 - May 2010

Griffin Enright Architects, Los Angeles, CA, US, Designer & Job Captain

Jul 2007 - May 2010


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - May 2007

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, BArch, Environmental Design

Sep 1999 - May 2003


2011 Housing of Tomorrow. The Canteen Farm House, Honorable Mention