Clark & Zook Architects, LLC


Services Provided
Architectural Design, Schematic Design, Construction Documentation, Construction Management, Site Planning, Space Planning, Interior Design, Furniture Procurement

Areas Served
United States of America, but particular interest in US South
Europe

Business Description
Real people, real houses.
These were words penned at the inception of the office of Clark & Zook Architects, LLC. Our projects represent the drive and desire to fulfill our client’s vision. For most people their home is their largest investment, and the architects of Clark & Zook realize this importance. We listen…we think…we draw…and thru this process we are able to create the home of our client’s dreams.

Located in Atlanta, Clark & Zook Architects, LLC is the design collaborative of Alan Phillip Clark, AIA and Frances Flautt Zook, AIA. Registered architects, with multiple years of design, documentation, and practical building construction experience, the firm offers a broad range of design and documentation services.

Clark & Zook Architects, LLC overarching goal is the production of a project that is functional for our clients, engaging and real. We value the active collaboration of our clients, consultants, and craftsman in an effort to embrace and enhance the challenges of design and site. Our unique direction inspires team members and stakeholders to consider appropriate design possibilities and find new solutions, whether they are cutting edge, eco-friendly or cost-effective.

Certification and Awards
American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Location:
Atlanta, GA US 
Contact:
Alan Phillip Clark, AIA Frances Flautt Zook, AIA 
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Address:
1904 Monroe Drive, Suite 135
Atlanta, GA 30324 
License #:
013090 
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House Hunting: Find Your Just-Right Size Home

Learn the reasons to go bigger or smaller and how to decide how much space you’ll really need in your next home Full Story
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Judy
I agree with the posters about layout being more important than square footage. I live in a 1085 sq foot zero-lot line/1 story 2 bed/2bath home that is layed out beautifully. The bedrooms are both large as is the living area there is no wasted space, no hallways, the baths are on the small side but have everything one needs, there is also not a lot of closet space but that is not a problem for me. The house is a little large for just myself but is the perfect size when my 2 grandsons stay with me. 20 years ago I lived in a 3200 sq foot 2 story house with 3 people and I thought it was small but as my marriage ended and my daughter started her own marriage I started downsizing and my current home that I've been in for 7 years is practically perfect plus it's only 4 miles from my office.
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sartarehare
I think layout and sq footage are equally important. One of the former owner's of my smaller home had knocked down internal walls and opened up the spaces (1927 home) but believe me, it did nothing to change the fact that it was far too small. I bought my current home precisely for the layout and the sq ft. We looked at soooooooo many homes in our search and I kept coming back to mid century homes again and again because of the layouts and the extra room. So similar to modern spaces. As much as I adore much older homes, I just can't live in those tiny spaces anymore. The trend is to open it all up but you end up knocking the charm right out of it anyway. I once rented a flat in a huge 1912 Arts & Crafts in Seattle's Ravenna area off of the ravine, and it DID have enough space. I just couldn't afford to buy one of those! A 1200-1500 sq ft Craftsman bungalow in these parts includes the basement space (often only partially finished)! Not....Worth.....the money.
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Live Oak Construction Group, LLC
I don't see why not. It will just require the 2-hour glazing.
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We Can Dream: An Expansive Tennessee Farmhouse on 750 Acres

Wood painstakingly reclaimed from old barns helps an 1800s farmhouse retain its history Full Story
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Clark & Zook Architects, LLC
Nice job to all involved with this one! WOW!
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Plantation House
Splendid! A real charmer!
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catbirdfarm
Above, the homeowner is referred to simply as "top music industry executive." In the feature on the same property in Garden and Gun (where you can get a lot more backstory, which is interesting), he is identified as Bob Doyle, successful music publisher and longtime manager of Garth Brooks. Garth Brooks? Yeah, that'll do it. Budget limit? What's that? ;-)

That said, it's a staggeringly beautiful job, one I feel respects the old while skillfully introducing the new. I'd hire this architect in a heartbeat. I wish more people with boatloads of money were capable of exercising so much restraint.

Also, for those of us without quite such deep pockets, there are a lot of great takeaway ideas throughout that easily could be applied to smaller projects.

Here's the Garden & Gun link for those interested: http://gardenandgun.com/article/homeplace-new-life-tennessee-farm
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This house is going to be RAD!
September 21, 2014 at 1:08PM   
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This house is going to be RAD!
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Got it. Like this better too.
September 21, 2014 at 12:49PM   
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Ill print it out an revise bathroom!
September 21, 2014 at 12:50PM   
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Oak & Broad
Mandy it looks like American Black Walnut. This species is very popular right now. We actually specialize in Walnut. Here are some shots of a floor we sent to another Houzz user. Let me know if you have any questions.
July 15, 2014 at 11:53AM     
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Brickmoon Design
Thank you for your question. The floors are indeed Walnut.
September 21, 2014 at 11:45AM     
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Get Your Rustic On for Log Cabin Day!

Celebrate rugged good looks and simpler times with a gallery of 10 gorgeous log cabins across the U.S. Full Story
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Country Mountain Homes Llc
Speaking of log cabins, here's one of our favorites. Talk about a complete restoration. This fella was sitting in a meadow and being used for hay storage. We rescued it, and now its one of our signature homes!
September 4, 2014 at 8:15AM     
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Clark & Zook Architects, LLC
Nice work!
September 8, 2014 at 4:52PM     
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marlso
Black stain or almost black slate color stain can be stunning provided the contrasting trim can carry it and has a statement to make. To me, you need gorgeous landscaping and nice detailing in the trim work--like well proportioned divided lights that will really pop with the dark house for example. With a dark house you are staging the details of your house front and center which is the idea.
September 21, 2014 at 10:38AM   
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lizthefrizz
This look could be really intriguing and mysterious on some houses, but I live in Houston and an all black interior would mean attracting a huge amount of sun and heat. With out summer norm being "feels like 120 degrees," all black would be murderous!
September 21, 2014 at 12:51PM   
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Bernadette Amerasinghe
what colour stain is on the floors?
September 8, 2014 at 12:56PM     
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Houzz Tour: Legacy Lingers in a Historic Log Cabin

Built in 1809 and remodeled for today, this Georgia cabin has both a history and a place in the lives of future generations Full Story
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sandymaiden
I did not see a stove top.....is there NOT one?
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wandab36
I would not change a thing. As one of my favorite book's title: 'Life Would be Perfect if I Lived in That House!'
June 16, 2013 at 11:29AM     
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Southland Log Homes
Nice touch with the tub in the modern looking bathroom. Beautiful!
March 19, 2014 at 1:59PM     
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Review by Hask Custom Homes:

My company worked as a builder with Frances Zook from Clark & Zook Architects on a ranch home conversion in the Buckhead part of Atlanta. I found Frances to be...
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Frances Zook is one of the most gifted architects we know. Frances not only designed our home to perfection, she managed our project from beginning to end, nev...
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Clark & Zook Architects is GREAT! This firm provided us with a wonderful design for our mountain cabin in the North Georgia mountains. We enjoyed working wi...
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We used this architecture firm -- Clark & Zook in Atlanta -- to design and build our new home, from the ground up. Frances Zook was very attentive to our needs...
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This Architect firm was a pleasure to work with. We added on and gutted a 1950's ranch home. Frances Zook looked at how we live, asked a ton of questions and ...
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Hask Custom Homes provided great service to our client. We renovated a ranch house together and Al Kelekci gave the family a wonderful warm home. Al was readily...
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