Samuel R. Clausen grew up on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola, Florida where he developed a profound interest in all of the different vernaculars of architecture in the area. After achieving numerous awards and honors in the drafting field, Sam earned a scholorship to pursue a degree in drafting and design at Pensacola Junior College. After moving to Jacksonville in the fall of 1997, Sam continued his education at ITT Technical Institute where he earned a degree in Computer Aided Drafting Technology. While still enrolled at ITT Sam was hired by Richard R. Dostie, New Home Collection, an award winning second generation local custom home builder in the Jacksonville area. During his tenure with Richard R. Dostie, Sam honed his skills as a residential designer designing custom homes under the tutelage of Bruce Lingerfelt, another long time fixture in the local Jacksonville home building industry. In September of 2003, Richard R. Dostie was acquired by Toll Brothers, Inc. the nations leading builder of luxury homes. As an Architectural Project Manager for Toll Brothers, Sam was responsible for a team of draftsman and designers as well as all of the new custom home designs in Jacksonville and the North Florida Region. After heading up the Florida North Architecture Department for more than 2 years, Sam decided it was finally time to pursue his own dreams and devote full time efforts to his own custom home design business in Jacksonville, FL. Today, Sam continues to serve the Jacksonville area as a Residential Designer and as Vice President of Product Development for Dostie Homes. To date, Sam has designed numerous Parade of Homes winning homes and been recognized by his peers as a leader in innovative custom home design concepts and new home construction. Sam was also named as one of the Outstanding Students of the Jacksonville ITT Technical Institute on its 10th Anniversary in 2001.
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5 Reviews for Clausen Residential
I don't even know where to start! Samuel is the best in the business. I have worked with him on a few different plans. His work is aesthetically pleasing and more importantly it's well executed and livable! His attention to detail is superior and as a designer I appreciate his forethought. He is knowledgeable and diverse within his field. You will not find a better architect in Florida!
Sandifer Design Build
Sam has designed some of the most beautiful homes in Northeast Florida. He also understands how to design them to be affordable to build. Two qualities that rarely come together. Sam has designed two Parade of Homes winning designs for my company. I would recommend Clausen Residential to anyone looking to design a new home.
I have had the privileged of photographing several Clausen-desinged homes in the past few years. Sam recognizes that small details can make a big difference and I am regularly impressed by his ability to combine very practical floor plans and creative details to create homes that stand out from the crowd. Sam's depth of design capabilities and grasp of various design styles has been refreshing in a region where homes can be rather homogeneous. Sam is a consummate professional and a talented architect who I would certainly recommend.
Scapes of North Florida
Sam at Clausen residential is the premier home designer in northeast Florida. He is very detailed and meticulous and his design capabilities are a work of art. I would highly recommend Sam for anyone who needs a home designer
I am both a colleague and client of Clausen Residential. Working with this firm was a wonderful personal experience. Clausen sees way beyond the CAD drawing and truly understands the inner workings of a family home. His passion for each project shows with each finished home. I will continue to recommend my clients to Clausen Residential and should I need another new home of my own, Clausen will be the first on my list! Thank you Clausen for understanding our vision and being a part of making it come true.