This is Clark
At their core, you can immediately tell that Clark is all about leveraging and curating the space churches reside in. When you walk up to their office space in Alpharetta, you are immediately by greeted by two chairs that are eloquently placed for people to hang out and sit down in. These chairs evoke the minimalist and simplistic nature of the man who coined the phrase less is more, Ludwig Meis Van Der Rohe. To your left, your eye catches the many doodles that rest on their white board walls in their conference room. As you make your way down the hallway to the right, there are pictures hanging up of the spaces they’ve had a chance to work on. North Point Community Church, Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, LakePointe Church, and Church of the Highlands are just a few of the clients they create for. As you make your way past offices on your right, there is a beautifully crafted Clark sign that sits alongside a wall to your left. Turning the corner, you run into a creative hot spot of sorts. This part of Clark’s space is laden with cool chairs and tables; and not just for the sake of having them, but so conversation can truly start. There’s some cool mood lighting that was just at the right temp, it wasn’t too low but it wasn’t too bright like most can be sometimes. Finally as you go pass the Clark emblazoned green bubblegum, you enter every techie, photographer, and videographers dream room. This space, for the time being, was turned into a mini musical auditorium for the creatives in attendance that night; but oh the potential. One could definitely dream a ton here.
Constellation Acoustic System
The constellation acoustic system is groundbreaking technology on the sound front. It’s a system that allows you to essentially alter the acoustic properties of a room to suit the nature of any event taking place. So they were able to take the space they had and turn it into an auditorium like feel, hence the mini musical auditorium reference a few paragraphs back. While they only gave a a snippet into what the system could do, I can only imagine how this will change the game for spaces in the future. Who knows, maybe the church will be able to be on the front edge with this technology. Oh…and one more thing…
The Man Behind the Curtain
The bonus room that resides past the curtains was also fun. It’s where I was able to interview Houston Clark, one of the founders of Clark. We hung out on the two grey minimalist couches, which sat in front of this massively huge, and may I add amazing, white wall. Clearly meant for shooting video and photography on. It was something you would expect the people at igniter media to have and not Clark. Then again, they do spaces so well, why wouldn’t they right? Well I hope this written tour got your creative visual juices flow’n. Now all I need to know is… Who’s ready for a road trip? This was Part 1 of a 2 part Clark exclusive.