Clayton Strange

Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design

Clayton Strange is a U.S. Registered Architect as well as an urbanist and educator. He is the founding principal of STRANGE WORKS, a Boston-based research and design office, and holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2015 he received the Druker Traveling Fellowship as well as awards for Design Excellence and Academic Excellence in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University School of Architecture.

His forthcoming book, Monotown: Urban Dreams Brutal Imperatives (ARD Publishing 2018), examines the development and transnational legacy of the Soviet single-industry town and investigates aspirations for its future viability. He also was the editor for Jakarta: Models of Collective Space for the Extended Metropolis, a GSD publication elaborating on themes explored in an eponymous studio course he co-taught in 2016.

Prior to founding STRANGE WORKS, Clayton worked professionally on projects in Brazil, China, the USA, and South Korea at various firms including most notably, IROJE Architects + Planners. His design work has been featured on archdaily and in various publications at Harvard. He has lectured around the world on architecture and urban design including for the Indian Institute of Architects in Kolkata and the Living Cities Forum in Moscow.