George Clemens has been designing new homes and additions in Northeast Ohio for over 20 years. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked at top architectural design firms in San Francisco, New Haven and Cleveland. George's fascination with construction technique is based on early experience framing houses in Denver, Colorado and later during his Yale Architecture School Building Project.
A 1981 graduate of Cleveland Heights High School, George received a liberal arts education at Williams College (B Arts '86) and studied architecture at Yale University (M Arch '93).
A resident of the Chagrin area for 25 years, he and his wife Ruth have raised two wonderful daughters here and continue to enjoy our beautiful village. A member of the Chagrin Falls Architectural Review Board for the last fifteen years, he also serves as a consultant for the Chagrin Falls School District Master Planning Committee.
Brian has been part of George Clemens Architecture since 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University and has spent all his 20+ year career here in northeast Ohio, working on a wide variety of residential projects.
From single family homes and renovations to apartments, townhomes, student housing and even an industrial warehouse conversion to lofts, his focus has centered on how people interact and live in their home. He enjoys the relationship with clients during the design phase and then working alongside engineers and contractors throughout construction.
He oversees larger, more complex projects in the office and collaborates with the entire project team while keeping an eye on the budget and expectations. Brian resides on the far west side (he is closer to Cedar Point than the office) but enjoys his quiet drive to work as there is not too many quiet moments at home with his family! In his free time, Brian enjoys sampling craft brews (shout out to Crooked Pecker) and constructing legendary backyard bonfires for the family.
Peter joined the Clemens team in April 2016. Prior to receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from KSU, Peter freelanced in graphic design. This early interest in visual composition provided a smooth transition into the architectural profession in both drawing and rendering techniques.
Modeling and visualizing each unique space are the most exciting steps for every home design and is what keeps him captivated by residential architecture. A talented photographer, Peter is responsible for the in-house photography of current and past projects.
Peter recently purchased and renovated his first home in Kamm's Corner during the spring of 2020.
Heather has enjoyed being a part of the George Clemens team since 2018. She completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University and received a Master of Architecture at the Boston Architectural College.
She remained in the Boston area with her family for more than 15 years where she focused on residential architecture and the challenges of an urban environment. Heather has enjoyed bringing her New England influence back to her native state of Ohio.
She is passionate about creating traditional architecture that provides functional yet beautiful space for modern day living.
Gina Russo is the newest addition to George Clemens Architecture, joining on as Office and Marketing Manager. Gina was born and raised in the Youngstown, Ohio area where she graduated from Youngstown State University with a BFA in Graphic + Interactive Design with a minor in Marketing and Public Relations.
Over the past 15 years she has developed her skills in graphic and marketing abilities, ranging from web design and development, to print design to social media management. She’s excited to bring her various office and marketing skills to George Clemens Architecture.
When she’s not brushing up on her writing, drawing and design skills, she spends her days geeking out over TV and movies with her husband, Adam, and walking their beloved dog, Toby.