A Fairhope native, Clay has been a principal at the firm since 1990. He has extensive experience designing religious, institutional, and multi-family residential projects. He also has a passion for the challenges of residential renovation projects, including the 98-year-old Craftsman-style bungalow he shares with his family. Clay earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Building Science degrees from Auburn University and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is active in the community and donates his time and architectural talents to various nonprofit organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs, Care House, and local church districts. In his free time, Clay enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, and creating art from found materials. He lives with his wife, Maria, who also works at WAV. Their second home that Clay designed, located in Perdido Key, Florida, was featured in Coastal Living magazine. In addition to beach combing, the couple enjoy boating with their daughter Hayes, her husband Collin, daughter Grey, and their English Labrador Retriever, Barley.