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October 25, 2019
Member News

DAS Architects Announces New Partner

By DAS Architects, Inc.
Morris Clarke, RA, Partner, DAS Architects, Inc.

Philadelphia, PA (October 2019) – DAS Architects, an award-winning hospitality, retail and residential design firm is thrilled to announce the growth of its leadership team. Morris Clarke has been promoted to Partner in the firm.

Founded in 1990 by David Schultz, AIA and Susan Davidson IIDA, DAS Architects is nationally recognized for their high quality architectural and interior design. “It’s time to recognize the talent and leadership of our core employees who have been instrumental in our growth and success, said David Schultz, founding partner. We are pleased to announce Morris Clarke as our first partner since the firm’s founding nearly 30 years ago. “ Susan Davidson added – “Morris is one of those rare people that is both an exceptional problem solver and a natural leader. We are excited that Morris will join us as a DAS Partner.”

Clarke has risen through the ranks as a dedicated and talented architect. He leads the firm’s management and has been applauded by many clients and contractors as a gifted project manager. Brad Marmon, Vice President of Construction and Project Management for Hyatt Hotels says Morris Clarke is one of the best project managers he has ever seen. Some of Clarke’s recent and current projects include: The 339 room Hyatt Centric Hotel at 17th & Chancellor Streets in Philadelphia, the full renovation of Boyd’s Philadelphia, and the residential conversion of 100,000 SF of historic office space for the Lyndon at the Curtis Center.

Clarke holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Drexel University and is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is NCARB Certified. When not in the office, he is at home in Delaware County with his wife and two girls. He is captain of DAS Architect ‘s softball team, and is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys the beauty and solitude of the great outdoors.

DAS Architects is a nationally-recognized design firm that seamlessly integrates architecture, interior design and furniture procurement. The hospitality-driven concept of creating the ultimate guest experience informs all of the firm’s work, which includes more than three hundred signature restaurants, hotels, resorts, shops, and luxury multifamily projects from Maine to Florida. Studio DAS is an affiliate company that finds and creates unique finishes and custom furnishings for clients. Founded in 1990, DAS Architects is based in Philadelphia with a staff of twenty architects and interior designers. Visit

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