Clark/Dixon Architects


Our Values

At Clark/Dixon Architects, we put our life in our work. We’ve worked tirelessly for two generations to preserve and advance a place’s architectural wonder, whether we’re working in our hometown of Memphis or in a city beyond.

Our Philosophy

We know that great architecture is about more than just great design; it’s about a sense of place, a sense of connection between the building and the people who will use it. It’s about creating something that will be useable for generations, not just look good for the present.

Our Name

We founded Clark/Dixon in 1987. As a minority-owned architectural firm, local and federal governments recognize our dedication, our attention to the smallest of details, and our experience with extensive documentation and budget sensitivities. And while many of our projects are in the public sphere, we also love to help our commercial and residential clients realize their visions for the future.

Dianne R. Dixon—Historic preservation plans, schools and universities, community centers, parks and recreation areas, even zoning projects – these are just a few of the many projects that show Dianne’s passion for public places and their sense of place in a community. She has extensive experience in existing building evaluations and new building compliance with various codes analysis. Dianne earned a B.S. degree in architectural technology from the University of Memphis – Herff College of Engineering. She did graduate work in theater design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Dianne is a native Memphian. For full bio, click here.

R. Larry Clark—Larry has devoted much of his career to the design and preservation of public buildings, and his knowledge of adaptive re-use and complicated building codes is second to none. He’s had the privilege of designing many unique projects including the one-and-a-half mile scale model of the Mississippi River featured in Memphis’ Mud Island Park. Larry earned a B.S. in architecture from the University of Arkansas – School of Architecture. He did graduate work in theater design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. For full bio, click here.

Stevie O. Wilbanks—With a penchant for environmentally friendly design, Stevie believes all architects should “build with conscience.” She has used her knowledge of sustainable design and energy-efficient building practices in several projects, including working toward LEED certification for the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport hangar and also the Baker terminal in Millington. Stevie, who is a native Memphian, obtained a B.S. in architecture, along with a business minor, from Mississippi State University. She has earned the LEED AP accreditation and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. For full bio, click here.

Our Name

We’re proud to live and work in Memphis, Tenn. There’s a reason many people love this city, and it goes deeper than the food or the history or even the spirit of the place. It’s something more important: A soul. At Clark/Dixon, we’ve worked tirelessly for more than 20 years to preserve and protect the architectural wonder of this place we call home.