AIA, LEED AP, CID – Principal and Co-Founder
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René has big ideas….like starting Clawson Architects in 2000. She harnessed her intuitive sense of style and love of art and design into a career and this thriving architectural practice with her husband and partner, Marvin Clawson. It’s a life’s work so fulfilling that she can’t imagine doing anything else. Since launching the firm, René has completed hundreds of extraordinary, elegant residential restoration, addition, and new construction projects.
René loves a challenge….she sees each new project as a unique design and problem-solving opportunity. She’s been known to say, “If it were easy, someone would have fixed it by now.” And yet, time and time again, her final design solution is so clever and deceptively simple, it looks like it could have – or should have -- always been there.
René connects with her clients…first by asking the questions that reveal clients’ true needs. Her innovative design solutions are informed by her own real-life experiences: juggling the professional demands of her career and business with her personal responsibilities as a parent and her passion for an active life that includes entertaining, volunteering, sailing and skiing. Her communication skills and attention to customer needs – from the initial phone inquiry thorough all stages of design, construction, move-in, and thereafter – create satisfied, repeat clients. “She ‘gets’ us,” clients have said over and over.
René looks at the big picture…and creates beautiful, efficient spaces tailored to the practical, contemporary needs of each client while honoring the historic context of the home’s original construction and the larger environment. Delighting clients with architectural and interior design that delivers more than they ever imagined possible is standard operating procedure for René.
René gives back …..as an active volunteer and leader in professional, business and community organizations. She is frequently invited to speak about small business, sustainability, and design.
René is a Licensed Architect in the states of New Jersey and New York and is also a Certified Interior Designer in New Jersey.
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