Craig Clements balances his teaching responsibilities as a professor of architecture with his professional practice at Sottile & Sottile. Serving as a principal architect, Clements is an instrumental part of the award-winning urban design group founded by Dean of the School of Building Arts Christian Sottile. Clements and Sottile were recently honored for their contributions to Savannah’s Ellis Square redevelopment with a 2013 International Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism. The project, which revitalized Ellis Square with green space, commercial and residential areas and more, was one of just nine in the world to receive the pre-eminent urban design honor. For Clements, international recognition is a way of life — he has contributed to three projects that have won the charter award, including the celebrated SCAD Museum of Art. Clements has also received honors from the American Institute of Architects, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and Historic Savannah Foundation. He holds a Master's of Architecture from SCAD.