Managing Partner

Nathaniel O. Clark


“As a Man Thinketh, so shall he become;”

Nathaniel’s unconventional road as the leader at CHASM displays his commitment to entrepreneurial excellence.

With a passion for design that mimics his passion for business, Nathaniel is a proven leader with a driven spirt that challenges everyone he encounters to operate beyond their comfort zone. Nathaniel enjoys the professional growth of those within his sphere and continuously studies his fails more than his successes because “that’s where the learning lives.”

Professional Credentials:

  • Registered Architect: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
  • Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Member, LSU Art + Design School of Architecture Advisory Board
  • Member, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
  • Member, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)


  • 1996 Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University | 1996 College of Art+Design Dean’s Medal
  • 1991 Brown and Root Braun | Carpenter
  • 1991 Associate of Applied Science, Coahoma Community College | Highest Academic Achievement

CHASM Designed Project Distinctions:

  • 2022 #HBCYou Lifetime Achievement Award: For Outstanding Commitment to Advancing Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • 2022 The P3 Group Excellence Award for Design Services
  • 2022 The P3 Group Award of Excellence Jefferson County Veteran’s Center and Memorial
  • 2021 Maynard H. Jackson Jr. ATLNext SOAR Award: Joint Venture Recipient Hartsfield Jackson + Partners (HJ+P)
  • 2020 AISC Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Modernization
  • 2020 EnergyRight Excellence in Performance Rookie of the Year Award
  • 2020 NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Award – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Modernization
  • 2020 ENR Southeast Best Projects – Airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Modernization
  • 2020 1st Place – AGC Build Georgia Award Design/Build Under $5 Million: Roswell Library
  • 2019 Atlanta Chapter National Association of Minority Contractor’s Rising Star Award
  • 2018 Award of Excellence – Associated Builders and Contractors – Fite Construction – Alabama A&M University New Residence Hall
  • 2018 Record on the Road | Atlanta Multi-Family Housing Symposium featuring Lizzie Chapel Flats
  • 2017 AIA Atlanta Residential Merit Award Renovations/Adaptive Reuse over 5,000SF | Lizzie Chapel Flats
  • 2017 City of Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence for Adaptive Reuse | Lizzie Chapel Flats
  • 2015 AIA National Pavilion Design Competition – Third Place
  • 2014 AIA Middle TN Honor Award – Chad Polk, AIA – FORWARD Post-Production Facility – Architect of Record
  • 2014 Building Memphis Awards Finalist – Best Public Private Project – LeMoyne Owen College Collegiate Living – Architect of Record
  • 2013 AIA Baton Rouge Gold Rose Award – Baton Rouge Magnet High School – Interior Architect

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