Clay Benjamin Smook, AIA, LEED BD+C, and founding principal of SMOOK Architecture & Urban Design, Inc., is a visionary leader in the design community, responsible for a growing number of noteworthy and successful projects.

Mr. Smook’s innovative designs have consistently broken new ground, creating elegant and buildable architectural solutions for difficult projects on challenging sites. His work spans a vast range of scales and project types, from custom homes to provocative, buildable master plans for complex mixed-use communities. His “can do” attitude, his commitment to timely, client-inspired service, and his relentless pursuit of design excellence have become the hallmark of his firm’s distinguished and energetic reputation.

Mr. Smook is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, and is registered in seven states. Mr. Smook is also certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB), and he is a LEED-Accredited Professional. In 2010, Mr. Smook was appointed Chairman of the Town of Shrewsbury’s Library Building Committee, which is charged with the planning and oversight of the improvements and expansion of the Public Library in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

Mr. Smook is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, with a Master of Architecture and Urban Design, a degree conferred with Distinction. He is also a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, where he received the prestigious Henry Adams Medal for Excellence in Design while attaining his Bachelor of Architecture degree.