The Firm

Clear Architectural Design is a full service architectural firm specializing in automotive facilities.  We work closely with our client, the auto manufacturer and their architect, and all the necessary specialty contractors required to take these complex projects from concept through completion.

Clear Architectural Design is licensed in: Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

David Clear, RA, LEED-AP

Dave studied architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1999.  He worked for several firms in and around Washington DC, Ellerbe Beckett, Lessard Design (formerly Lessard Commercial), and Flanagan Architects, until 2011 when he decided to start his own firm.  As the company grew through the years Dave was hesitant to grow the firm, he enjoyed being involved in every aspect of the work and the responsibility that accompanied that commitment.  Eventually however, he decided that it was time to expand but in doing so only wanted to work with people he trusted and felt would bring the same quality and commitment to the work that he had established, so he looked to his friends and fellow Virginia Tech classmates.


Jamie Shirey, LEED-AP

Like Dave, Jamie graduated from Virginia Tech in 1999.  He starting working for Burns and Associates as an intern, and quickly ascended to senior project manager.  Jamie worked primarily on commercial interiors but also has experience in school and restaurant projects.  Jamie joined Clear Architectural Design in 2014.


Matthew Thomas, RA

Matt joined Clear Architectural in 2015 working remotely from Bayonne, New Jersey.  Prior to joining Clear Architectural Design he worked for Dattner Architects from 2007 to 2015.  For the last couple of years Matt was Dattner’s BIM Manager, directing and managing the application of Autodesk Revit and its associated software in the office.  Prior to that he acted as project manager for institutional, transportation and corporate projects, including working with a diverse group of clients from a major cosmetics retailer to the New York City Department of Sanitation.  And, as you’ve probably guessed, Matt too graduated from Virginia Tech in 1999.