Congratulations to Beth Clark, cofounder of Clark Condon! Beth is one of eight former students from Texas A&M College of Architecture to be honored as a 2021 Outstanding Alumni. The annual award is given to those who distinguish themselves as leaders in their respective fields. Former students of the university nominate prospective recipients. Less than one percent of the college’s more than 16,000 former students have been recognized as Outstanding Alumni, the highest honor bestowed by the college to its graduates.
Beth was a member of the gradating class of 1977 at Texas A&M University. In 1985 Beth, alongside partner Sheila Condon, cofounded Clark Condon, one of the first women-owned design firms in Texas. She specialized in design ranging from masterplanning to detailed site design. During her career she completed hundreds of projects in a broad range of sectors with the same level of enthusiasm and ensuring every detail was perfectly executed. The Springwoods Community Prairie Site Study, where she designed 26-acres of created prairies throughout the parks and streetscapes of the Houston area community, was recognized with an Honor Award by the Texas Chapter of ASLA. Beth’s regionally groundbreaking research on soils and plants served as an information “laboratory” for developing prairies on ecological restoration projects.
Retiring from the firm in 2020, Beth now serves as a member of the Texas A&M Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning’s Professional Advisory Board, is a long-time supporter of the student-run Aggie Workshop, and enjoys mentoring young professionals.
One of multiple submissions to the committee expressed, “She is not just an exemplary practitioner, but also a person of impeccable integrity and character. Beth Clark exemplifies A&M’s values of leadership, excellence in one’s calling, and dedication to service.” As her colleagues, we saw firsthand how much our team, as well as our clients, contractors, and partners enjoyed working alongside Beth.
A banquet celebrating the recipients will be February 10, 2022 at the Hilton College Station and Conference Center.