Class of 1972

In Memoriam: Dick Clark III MArch ’72

Dick Clark III MArch ’72 of Austin, TX, passed away on August 8, 2017, at the age of 72. He was founder and principal of Dick Clark + Associates (formerly Dick Clark Architecture). Clark is known for his numerous designs in the Austin area and around the world, which include restaurants, resorts, hotels, retail, multi-family housing, golf facilities and more than one hundred custom homes.

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Photo by Hayden Sprague, courtesy of Dick Clark + Associates. 

posted August, 2017

Dick Clark 2017

Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, MArch ’72 Releases Children’s Board Book

Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, MArch '72

Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, MArch ’72 has written a children’s board book on architecture entitled Frank, An Architect’s Dog. The book, illustrated by retired architect Terry DeWitt, features ‘Frank,’ a curious golden retriever living with an architect in Memphis. Frank offers his observations on architecture, using a number of structures by Louis R. Pounders and Frank P. Gassner, FAIA, to whom the book is dedicated. Available in bookstores and ANF Architects.

November 2015

posted December, 2016

Frank children's book

Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, MArch ’72 Featured in Inside Memphis Business Magazine for Children’s Book

Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, MArch '72

Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, MArch ’72  was featured in the Inside Memphis Business magazine for his children’s board book Frank, An Architect’s Dog. Click here to read the article.

February 2016

posted December, 2016

Frank children's book

Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, MArch ’72 receives the 2016 Francis Gassner Award.

Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, MArch '72

Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, MArch ’72  is the recipient of the 2016 Francis Gassner Award. He will be recognized for his outstanding contribution to the architectural fabric of the Memphis community at the AIA Memphis Celebration of Architecture Honors and Awards Gala on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at the Tower Center at Clark Tower. The award was established in 1977 to commemorate an extraordinary architect, Francis P. Gassner,  who practiced in Memphis from the Fifties until his death in 1977. To continue his legacy of design excellence, of service to the profession, and of leadership to our community, AIA Memphis honors each year an architect or member of a related profession for outstanding contributions to the quality of the built environment in Memphis. Link for more information.

April 2016

posted December, 2016

Louis Pounders Award