Clayton grew up in Melbourne, Australia living in a Victorian Style Home. He was so influenced by his childhood home that he became fascinated with residential architecture. Focused on his passion, he studied Architectural Drafting in Australia at Victoria University. After traveling the world, particularly the United States, he was inspired by the residential design of homes is California and New York. So much so, that he decided to relocate to Los Angeles. In 2014 he moved to LA permanently to pursue a career in architecture. As a member of Ballentine Architects, Clayton works with the design team on every aspect of the building and planning process helping bring projects to life.