About Us

Lindsay + Kerry Clare are an award-winning husband and wife architectural team – collaborating to produce outstanding buildings. Clare Design has been producing architectural projects for more than 30 years including a diverse range of houses and major urban and public buildings consistently acknowledged for their rare combination of design excellence and high-level environmental performance. “The Clares’ ideas about experiencing natural light and ventilation are merged with their ideas about typology. They fuse ideas about type and climate into building form”. Their buildings allow occupants to engage with architecture and the world outside, reinforcing the essential connection with place.

Lindsay Clare
Director, Clare Design, 1979-Current
Professor, School of Architecture + Built Environment, University of Newcastle, 2011-current
Visiting Professor, Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University, 2013-current
RAIA Gold Medal 2010
Diploma of Architecture QUT
Life Fellow RAIA
Honorary Senior Fellow USC
Registered Architect NSW, QLD, VIC
RAIA Sunshine Coast Group committee member, 1980-1998
Founding committee member ADFAS Sunshine Coast
RAIA Awards Jury Queensland 1985, 1987, 1991, 1993
RAIA Awards Jury New South Wales 1992, 1997
RAIA Awards Director and Jury Chair, 1994
RAIA National Awards Jury, 1996
Sunshine Coast Regional Housing Council, 1992-1996
University of the Sunshine Coast Council, 1994-1996
Chair, Capital Works Committee University of the Sunshine Coast Council, 1994-1996
Design Director, NSW Government Architect 1998-2000
Founding Director, Architectus Sydney, 2000-2010
World Architecture Awards Jury, London, 2002
RAIA Jury – National Gallery of Australia Enhancement, 2000
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney, 1998-2005

Kerry Clare
Director, Clare Design, 1979-Current
Professor, School of Architecture + Built Environment, University of Newcastle, 2011-current
Visiting Professor, Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University, 2013-current
RAIA Gold Medal 2010
Bachelor of Architecture QUT
Life Fellow RAIA
Honorary Senior Fellow USC
Registered Architect NSW, QLD
RAIA Awards Jury Queensland (Regional), 1994
RAIA Student Awards Jury New South Wales,1998
RAIA National Housing Policy Group
RAIA National Awards Jury, 1999
Australian Property Council National Design Dividend, 1999
RAIA Awards Jury NSW Chair, 2000
RAIA National Awards Jury, 2000
RAIA National Councillor, 2000-2002
Design Director, NSW Government Architect 1998-2000
Founding Director, Architectus Sydney, 2000-2010
Randwick and Waverley SEPP 65 Design Review Panel member, 2003-current
City of Sydney Design Advisory Panel member, 2008-current
Northern Territory Government Urban Design Advisory Panel, 2009-2010
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney, 1998-2005
Sydney Opera House Eminent Architects Panel, 2011-2015
Official Establishments Trust, Department of Prime Minister + Cabinet, 2011-2014

Clare Design was established in 1979 on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. After close to 20 years of successful practice Lindsay + Kerry Clare were invited by the NSW Government Architect, Chris Johnson, to undertake the inaugural role of GAO Design Directors. In 1998 Clare Design moved to Sydney and the NSW GAO became its sole client for the next two years. Lindsay + Kerry led the design of many projects including the No. 1 Fire Station, the upgrade of Circular Quay Ferry Wharves, the Overseas Passenger Terminal upgrade and the National Environment Centre on the TAFE Thurgoona campus.

In 2000 Lindsay + Kerry became the founding directors of Architectus Sydney, serving as Design Directors from 2000-2010. During this period they produced notable projects including the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, the University of the Sunshine Coast Chancellery, the UNSW Village housing project and Wesley House in Brisbane.

Since 2010 Clare Design has continued to work from Sydney on selected projects across Australia’s eastern seaboard including Docklands Library and Fitzroy Gardens Depot Workshop with the City of Melbourne, the Newcastle Art Gallery redevelopment for Newcastle City Council and selected residential projects. Larger projects are done in collaboration with selected architectural firms.

Alongside practice Kerry + Lindsay continue their roles in teaching and are appointed as Professors at the School of Architecture + Built Environment, University of Newcastle.