Clay had no choice when it came to pursuing a career in architecture. The son of a writer and the grandson of a carpenter, it just made sense for him to choose a profession that brought together the acts of creating and building. He attributes the success of his work to one thing: collaboration. Designs are stronger when the entire team solves multifaceted and complex design problems. Clay leverages his critical thinking skills when approaching a new project, and he leverages his height when playing volleyball.

Loves: Marvel movies (even though he doesnā€™t want to admit it)