Dr. Marci Clark is an architectural historian with ten years of professional engagement in real estate development at JDS Development Group, a firm focused on acquisition, development, and construction and recognized for its architecturally significant projects.
As Managing Director at JDS, Dr. Clark spearheads strategic initiatives and leads teams through large-scale, mixed-use, and adaptive-reuse real estate development and construction projects in New York City and Miami. With her unique background, she provides guidance to development and design teams, particularly on the adaptive reuse of historical structures, including New York City landmarks. Projects include 111 West 57th Street, American Copper Buildings, Brooklyn Tower, Walker Tower, and Monad Terrace.
Dr. Clark received her PhD in architectural history from The Graduate Center (CUNY), MA in Art History and Archaeology from Columbia University, and BA in History at Westminster College. Her research considers the interconnected work of planners, architects, and developers in North America in the twentieth century. Her current book project concerns the urban renewal work and collaboration of I. M. Pei and William Zeckendorf.
Dr. Clark also teaches graduate courses in postwar architecture and urbanism as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York.