Hipp Architecture & Development, PC is a full service architectural firm providing design services throughout southeastern North Carolina.

About the Firm

Hipp Architecture & Development is a full service architectural design firm which has provided design services throughout southeastern North Carolina since 1991. Originally founded by J. Clark Hipp, the firm has made a specialty in renovation projects.

The firm has completed many renovation and new construction projects for a variety of clients and users. Recent professional office projects include a new 9,000 sf, two story office building for multi-tenants on Peachtree Avenue, a new 25,000 sf, two story office structure for federal governmental offices, and a new five story structure located in downtown Wilmington. HA&D has also completed many building renovation designs that house professional offices, including an award winning historic 15,000 sf, three story structure in downtown Wilmington. Other projects include work with the Universities of Wilmington and Pembroke, and other developers clients in the Cape Fear region. HA&D also works closely with developers and property owners as they evaluate the re-develop potential of existing structures.

How We Work

Project Delivery Profile

Hipp Architecture & Development utilizes the latest in computer aided design and information technology. All design work is completed using AutoCAD and specifications are generated using MASTERSPEC. The office maintains a number of phone lines to aid in communication including fax and digital data transfer as well as cellular phones for fieldwork. The firm also utilizes in house 3D modeling techniques to aide with the communication of design ideas.

Project Design Services

While all architectural design services are provided within the firm, HA&D can provide, through consultants, a variety of additional design services necessary for most projects encountered. These include the typical mechanical, electrical and structural design services, as well a civil design. Specialty services are also available from outside consultants including hazardous materials investigation and abatement design, exhibit design, specialty lighting, interior design and other project specific designs.

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J. Clark Hipp

J. Clark Hipp
720 N Third Street J. Clark Hipp Principal Architect
Education: North Carolina State University School of Design
1986 Bachelors of Environmental Design in Architecture
1990 Bachelors of Architecture
Professional: North Carolina Architectural License
South Carolina Architectural License
North Carolina Real Estate Broker License
Natl Council of Architectural Review Board Certification
US Green Building Council Member
Public Service:   Cape Fear Housing Land Trust Founding Board 2008 to Present
Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity Advisory Council 2008 to Present
Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity Board 2002 to 2007
New Hanover/Wilmington Watershed Advisory Committee Member 2002 to 2008
North Carolina Trails Committee Member 1993 to 2005
City of Wilmington Historic Preservation Committee 1993 to 1994

Clark has practiced in the Wilmington since graduating from North Carolina State Universitys School of Design 1986. Between 1986 and 1991 he interned in the offices of Ligon B. Flynn, Architects, in Wilmington, and John W. Thompson, Architects, in Southport. During this time Clark gained experience in complex design projects ranging from commercial re-habilitations to custom resort residential. He also developed business skills needed to venture into private practice. In 1991 Clark began his private practice under the name J. Clark Hipp, Architect, PC. From the beginning Clark has focused on commercial and institutional projects. In 2001 Clark added a business partner, Rick Best, and renamed the firm HIPP + BEST Architects, PC. Clark has continued to focus on commercial and institutional projects. In 2007 he moved the practice to a newly rehabilitated structure at 228 N. Front St, an award winning project his firm designed. Recently the firm changed its name to Hipp Architecture & Development, PC. Clark's project experience covers a broad range of commercial projects. Working for various developers he has designed large multi-tenant retail facilities to multi-tenant speculative office structures. He has also completed specialized designs for end users including a compounding pharmacy, real estate offices, as well as offices for the local Federal Bureau of Investigation. Over the years, Clark has also provided design services for the State of North Carolina. This includes small interior renovations at UNC Wilmington, major dormitory rehabilitations at UNC Pembroke and new physical plant facility structures at both Uuniversities. Along with these efforts, Clark has worked for many churches in and around Wilmington.

Clark is married and a father of two children. He has lived in downtown Wilmington since moving here in 1986. He is an active member in the community, serving on various boards and committees dedicated to improving the surrounding community. He is also an active outdoorsman, taking advantage of Wilmingtons surrounding water resources and year round climate. Clark is firmly rooted in the community and intends to remain so for many years to come.

Contact Us

Hipp Architecture & Development, PC    
228 N. Front Street Suite 202A     Wilmington, NC 28401     Phone: 910-763-8968     Fax: 910-763-1799     email: clark@hipparchitecture.com