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Stephan Green

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Arriving in the early 1970’s, when his car broke down on the Massachusetts Turnpike, Stephan Green worked as a carpenter for three years in Berkshire County. He gave up his carpentry tools to study architecture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After working in NYC for ten years he returned to the Berkshires in 1988 to establish Clark & Green. www.clarkandgreen.com

Initially focusing on residential design, Stephan expanded the office’s work to include a variety of commercial building types. These required a broader understanding of design and construction that enhanced the office’s residential design skills. These projects included an award-winning transformation of an historic building into the multiplex Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield, the conversion of an athletic field house into the 32,000 square foot multi-use Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre complex in Lenox, and the award winning Great Barrington Fire Station.

Stephan is a longstanding member of the West Stockbridge Zoning Board of Appeals, serves as Chairman of the Design Advisory Committee of Great Barrington and is a Board Member of the Berkshire Community Land Trust.

Articles by Stephan Green

TRANSFORMATIONS: Program, Design, Budget – Three interdependent components in any project

Friday, 12 Jun 2015 - Mr. and Mrs. S. are folks I’ve known for years. Their house was built in the seventies – a kind of economical deck house with upside down organization – bedrooms below, living dining kitchen above. They wanted to add a bedroom and bathroom. The existing building had two bedrooms, one full bath at the bedroom level and one half-bath at the upper level. Their budget was tight, and they knew it.