We are Define Design Group, LLC, a general services Architecture firm in the Hillsdale neighborhood of the larger Anacostia community of Washington, DC, whose mission is to foster collaborations with our clients to provide well-thought out, creative, and practical designs that are sensitive to the client’s needs as well as to the potential impact to their communities.


Our ultimate goal is to become a regional leader in the architecture industry while establishing an international reach.  We pride ourselves in living out our philosophy of providing integrity in how we work with customers; diversity in our thoughts, perspectives and narratives; and in the quality of our designs, drawings, and services.

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We are a full-service architecture firm offering:

  • Architectural Design
  • Measured Surveys
  • Zoning Packages
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Pre-Design Services
  • Renderings
  • Permit Drawings
  • Construction Administration
  • General Consulting
  • Client Representation
  • Fixtures, Furnishings and Equipment (FFE) Procurement




Carma A. Clark, AIA, NCARB

Operations Director


Carma earned both her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee where she graduated cum laude. After graduation, she spent nearly 6 years in the Architecture industry, with a focus in the commercial office and multifamily residential markets. She’s worked on a variety of projects ranging from tenant interiors, core and shell, build-to-suit office buildings, 300+ unit apartment buildings, and high-end restaurants.


In 2016, Carma eagerly co-found Define Design Group in Anacostia with two colleagues. There, she directs the daily operations of the firm and manages multiple projects.


Carma holds her architect licenses in Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Sheldon Clark, AIA, NCARB

Marketing Director


Since graduating Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in 2007, Sheldon has lived in the Washington Metropolitan area. He has extensively practiced in multi-family design and historic preservation as well as hospitality design.


In 2016, Sheldon decided to take the entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge he brought to growing other firms to co-found Define Design Group based in Anacostia.


Sheldon holds his architect licenses in the District of Columbia and Maryland.




At Define Design Group, we believe in architecture that is responsive to its user’s needs and that is mindful that it is part of a larger community.  We have a passion for design that spans from historic preservation to modern architecture.


Call or email us to discuss how we can bring your project to fruition.
– Carma A. Clark, Co-Founder & Principal

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