Curtis W. Clerkley Jr.

Curtis W. Clerkley Jr. is a principal and director of design of The Clerkley Watkins Group an architecture, planning and interior design firm in Houston.

A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Clerkley has a rich background in architecture and planning with over 35 years of experience in various disciplines of design, marketing and development, project management and construction administration. 

Active in the Houston community, Clerkley volunteers with numerous organizations. Having concentrated his volunteer efforts for more than 25 years with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, he serves on the organization’s board of directors and is a lifetime vice president. Clerkley is also active with the Texas Tech University College of Architecture and established a foundation catering to inner city high school juniors and seniors throughout Texas who are interested in learning about architecture. In 2016, the college awarded him the Kleinschmidt Award, which recognizes individuals who are distinguished in their careers and who have represented Texas Tech University in an exemplary manner through their achievements.

Clerkley received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Texas Tech University in 1981.  After graduation, he moved to Houston, where he resides today. He has three sons, U.S. Army Capt. Curtis W. Clerkley llI, a Texas Tech University graduate; Brandon J. Clerkley, also a Texas Tech graduate; and Liam D. Clerkley. Clerkley also has two wonderful grandchildren, Wyatt and Avery.