My name is Clayton Massey and I was born and raised outside of Madison, WI. In May of 2014, I graduated from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). During my undergraduate studies I thrived in studio culture and would consistently be the first to arrive and last to leave. I focused on honing my craft during these years because I wanted my models to be as clean and articulated as possible. Graphic representation is as equally important during presentations so I spent a lot of time learning how to use proper line weights to exhibit my section, elevation and floor plan drawings. During my senior year, both my fall and spring studio projects were voted by my peers to compete in SARUP's yearly design competition.
My love of architecture began in high school where I was fortunate enough to take four years of architectural classes. These four years instilled a strong passion for our built environment and an appreciation for the craft required to sculpt it. I was poised to attend UWM immediately out of high school but I decided to put my studies on hold so I could move to Colorado and chase my other dream of snowboarding. After a few years of working on the mountain and learning the responsibilities of independence, I headed back to Madison. I started taking a few classes at the local community college and eventually transferred to Milwaukee.
Currently, I live in Chicago and work out of a wood shop run by the Chicago Park District in the Lincoln Park Cultural Center. I have been building furniture, exploring a city with a rich architectural history and I got married! I work for One Off Hospitality at The Publican and am eager to continue my work as a student of architecture and design.
If you have any questions, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my phone at 312-351-1533
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