Clifton signed up with VMI in August 2014, making him the newest addition to the team. He brings years of experience to the table in numerous aspects of the architecture and design fields, including designing residential, commercial and public space landscapes. Clifton founded his own renowned firm, Archiscape Designs, in 2009, serving clients throughout the Bay Area and Washington, D.C. Former completed projects include Alfred Dunhill at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, and in Manhattan, as well as interior and exterior remodeling for a string of Starbuck’s locations in northern California.
Clifton earned his Masters in Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) in 2009 from UC Berkeley, where he acted as a graduate student instructor in the College of Environmental Design. Previously Clifton earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Clifton enjoys coaching and teaching both youths and adults, including leading large groups on hiking/trekking events. He is a football coach for the Richmond Eagles, scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America, a leader for Trekking for Life, and he acts as head teacher for the Kuishi-Well Academy.