Assistant Professor

Clay Odom is a Ivy-League educated designer who has completed building and interiors projects around the country. He has previously worked for SHoP architects, Studio Sofield, as lead designer for SHW Group in Austin, and as in-house designer for the fashion house Luca Luca in New York. He has been teaching interior design, drawing and architecture at the university level since 2004. Clay founded the design practice of StudioModo in Austin Texas after leaving pod design+media which he co-founded in New York City in 2003. Clay began StudioModo to develop interior design, branding, conceptual art, and furniture projects and research. In addition to his work as a designer, Since 2010, Clay has served as a Lecture the University of Texas School of Architecture where he has taught studios in Design I and Design IV Interiors. In the Fall of 2013, Clay began a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Interior Design Program at The University of Texas School of Architecture. He has also served as an adjunct professor of architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington and The New Jersey Institute of Technology, and has been a visiting professor at Texas Tech University. Clay has also found ways to use design to serve the community and has worked with designers from frog design in Austin on the development and implementation of TeachDesign which was a prototype program dedicated to teaching high school students in Austin project-based design thinking.  Clay holds a Master of Architecture degree from Texas Tech Universtiy and a Master of Science in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University. He lives in Austin with his wife Amy, daughter Lola, and son Gaines.

photo of Clay Odom