About us

Baumgart Clark Architects was founded in 2013 by John A. Clark and Marcus Baumgart to provide architectural design and consulting services for selected clients. The practice has permanent studios in Melbourne and Canberra and bases in Sydney and Geelong.

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Our method

Our methodology and approach are summarised by the line: “Listen first, draw later.” We always acknowledge that despite our deep expertise with design, our building’s and interior’s users are the ultimate authority on their own needs and aspirations. Our role is to analyse and translate those needs and impart physical form, giving shape to the ideas that we develop together. Committing to ‘listening first’ means that we avoid bringing preconceived ideas to our projects - every design engagement is approached from first principles, regardless of the typology. This is how we craft enduring and sustainable architecture and interiors for our clients.