Climbing Capitol Peak

My first recollection of being inspired by mountains was as a 10-year-old in elementary school seeing a documentary of...

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

I just wrote an op-ed article that’s featured in Crain’s Chicago Business on the topic of diversity in our boardrooms. It’s...

Siebel Center for Design at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Of all the building projects we work on at Clayco, some of my favorites are the ones that we do for universities and higher...

Blue Origin and Amoako Boafo

Blue Origin just launched some stunning artwork painted by Amoako Boafo into space! Painted directly on the now-iconic New...

December’s Architect of the Month: Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava is a Catalan architect, engineer, and artist known for his beautiful, neo-futuristic buildings and bridges and his amazing ability to create visual statements…

A Recap of the Year: Best of 2021

Happy New Year! I’m so lucky to have always known what I wanted my future to be. Building was in my blood from the beginning, and I’ve always desired to help people do better, feel better and mentor folks towards contributing to society in a way…

Books I Read in 2021

This was a big year for reading for me as I embraced audiobooks and can listen during all my down or travel time. I read a...

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

Although I generally don’t agree with this author on many things, including his politics, I believe this book is required...

Climbing Capitol Peak

My first recollection of being inspired by mountains was as a 10-year-old in elementary school seeing a documentary of Martin...

Your Boardroom Sets the Tone Op-Ed

I just wrote an op-ed article that’s featured in Crain’s Chicago Business on the topic of diversity in our boardrooms. It’s...

Siebel Center for Design at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Of all the building projects we work on at Clayco, some of my favorites are the ones that we do for universities and higher...

Blue Origin and Amoako Boafo

Blue Origin just launched some stunning artwork painted by Amoako Boafo into space! Painted directly on the now-iconic New...

December’s Architect of the Month: Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava is a Catalan architect, engineer, and artist known for his beautiful, neo-futuristic buildings and bridges and his amazing ability to create visual statements…

A Recap of the Year: Best of 2021

Happy New Year! I’m so lucky to have always known what I wanted my future to be. Building was in my blood from the beginning, and I’ve always desired to help people do better, feel better and mentor folks towards contributing to society in a way…

Books I Read in 2021

This was a big year for reading for me as I embraced audiobooks and can listen during all my down or travel time. I read a very...

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

Although I generally don’t agree with this author on many things, including his politics, I believe this book is required...

THOUGHTS

A Recap of the Year: Best of 2021

A Recap of the Year: Best of 2021

Happy New Year! I’m so lucky to have always known what I wanted my future to be. Building was in my blood from the beginning, and I’ve always desired to help people do better, feel better and mentor folks towards contributing to society in a way…

The Obama Presidential Center

The Obama Presidential Center

Construction on the Obama Presidential Center is finally about to begin, and this is an incredible milestone for Chicago and the United States. Building on the great legacy of our nation’s first African American President and the First Lady, …

A Reimagined Convention Center for St. Louis

A Reimagined Convention Center for St. Louis

Over the years, St. Louis has missed a lot of great opportunities to revitalize its downtown neighborhoods. From losing out on railroads to Chicago to failing to merge the city with St. Louis County, so many things have happened throughout the city’s history that...

“Creating a winning way is about developing a culture of
community service and impact through purposeful action.”

– BOB CLARK

THOUGHTS

A Recap of the Year: Best of 2021

A Recap of the Year: Best of 2021

Happy New Year! I’m so lucky to have always known what I wanted my future to be. Building was in my blood from the beginning, and I’ve always desired to help people do better, feel better and mentor folks towards contributing to society in a way…

The Obama Presidential Center

The Obama Presidential Center

Construction on the Obama Presidential Center is finally about to begin, and this is an incredible milestone for Chicago and the United States. Building on the great legacy of our nation’s first African American President and the First Lady, …

THOUGHTS

A Recap of the Year: Best of 2021

A Recap of the Year: Best of 2021

Happy New Year! I’m so lucky to have always known what I wanted my future to be. Building was in my blood from the beginning, and I’ve always desired to help people do better, feel better and mentor folks towards contributing to society in a way…

The Obama Presidential Center

The Obama Presidential Center

Construction on the Obama Presidential Center is finally about to begin, and this is an incredible milestone for Chicago and the United States. Building on the great legacy of our nation’s first African American President and the First Lady, …

Reading list

Books I Read in 2021

This was a big year for reading for me as I embraced audiobooks and can listen during all my down or travel time. I read a very human story with lots of familiar political friends and relationships Both/And by Huma Abedin and The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes. Both of...

BUILDING

November’s Artist of the Month: Vaughn Spann

Vaughn Spann is one of the most talented artists working today, and he already is off to a great start in his artistic career despite being so young. His current work centers around paintings that seek to explore abstraction, figuration, and formalism in new ways and...

October’s Featured Artist: McArthur Binion

So many people have become captivated by the minimalist abstract paintings of McArthur Binion, but he is also an inspiration for me and countless others with the ways he’s dedicated to serving as an educator and mentor and seeks to lift up the next generation of Black...

July’s Artist of the Month: Kehinde Wiley

This month’s featured artist is one whose paintings and growing body of work have become instantly recognizable to so many of us who are passionate about the arts. Kehinde Wiley has an incredible talent for reinterpreting past artistic styles and traditions, making...

IMPACT

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Situated in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park, the Art Institute is one of the oldest and largest...

BUILDING

Clayco’s Growth in Phoenix

Clayco’s Growth in Phoenix

We’ve been hard at work recently on a lot of projects in Phoenix, including The Cubes at Glendale,...

“Creating a winning way is about developing a culture of community service and impact through purposeful action.”

– BOB CLARK

BUILDING

Our Crane at The Standard at Columbia

Our Crane at The Standard at Columbia

One of Clayco’s iconic cranes just went up at one of our project building sites, and every time it happens, I think it’s a reason to celebrate. To me, our cranes represent a lot of the hard work,...

Clayco’s Growth in Phoenix

Clayco’s Growth in Phoenix

We’ve been hard at work recently on a lot of projects in Phoenix, including The Cubes at Glendale, Preflight Phoenix, and a new project with Scannell Properties that we broke ground on in April....

The Cubes at Country Club Hills

The Cubes at Country Club Hills

With all of the recent increase in demand for warehouse developments along with the rise of e-commerce, we’ve been hard at work on a lot of projects like The Cubes at Country Club Hills. It’s...

ART COLLECTION

November’s Artist of the Month: Vaughn Spann

November’s Artist of the Month: Vaughn Spann

Vaughn Spann is one of the most talented artists working today, and he already is off to a great start in his artistic career despite being so young. His current work centers around paintings that seek to explore abstraction, figuration, and formalism in new ways and...

October’s Featured Artist: McArthur Binion

October’s Featured Artist: McArthur Binion

So many people have become captivated by the minimalist abstract paintings of McArthur Binion, but he is also an inspiration for me and countless others with the ways he’s dedicated to serving as an educator and mentor and seeks to lift up the next generation of Black...

July’s Artist of the Month: Kehinde Wiley

July’s Artist of the Month: Kehinde Wiley

This month’s featured artist is one whose paintings and growing body of work have become instantly recognizable to so many of us who are passionate about the arts. Kehinde Wiley has an incredible talent for reinterpreting past artistic styles and traditions, making...

ARCHITECTURE

August’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith

August’s Architect of the Month: Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith is another architect with ties to Chicago that I admire, and he is the mind behind some of the most recognizable and enormous buildings in the world. He’s also the amazing architect who designed the Burj…

ARCHITECTURE

READING LIST

Books I Read in 2021

Books I Read in 2021

This was a big year for reading for me as I embraced audiobooks and can listen during all my down or travel time. I read a very human story with lots of familiar political friends and relationships Both/And by Huma Abedin and The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes. Both of...

IMPACT

Chicago Committee on Design

Chicago Committee on Design

It was great to be selected as a member of the Chicago Committee on Design. We recently had our inaugural meeting, and I’m glad that I was a part of it. The Chicago Committee on Design is made up of 24 local leaders and urban design professionals hand selected by...

Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago

Situated in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park, the Art Institute is one of the oldest and largest museums in the United States. At any given time, the museum houses various collections that are sure to capture the interest and imaginations of art lovers everywhere. A few...

READING LIST

Books I Read in 2021

Books I Read in 2021

This was a big year for reading for me as I embraced audiobooks and can listen during all my down or travel time. I read a very human story with lots of familiar political friends and relationships Both/And by Huma Abedin and The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes. Both of...

IMPACT

Chicago Committee on Design

Chicago Committee on Design

It was great to be selected as a member of the Chicago Committee on Design. We recently had our inaugural meeting, and I’m glad that I was a part of it. The Chicago Committee on Design is made up of...

Adventurer in Hope

 

We get to choose our priorities and how we spend our time. Over the course of my life, my priorities have shifted immensely, and I now spend a large amount of my time focusing on the work that our foundation is doing, as well as being engaged in impactful community efforts. I’ve created Bob Clark Beyond as a space where I share my thoughts, impressions, and the lessons I’ve learned; but also to share about the work we are doing and encourage others to “go beyond,” by joining me in creating impact beyond our own walls.

Adventurer in Hope

We get to choose our priorities and how we spend our time. Over the course of my life, my priorities have shifted immensely, and I now spend a large amount of my time focusing on the work that our foundation is doing, as well as being engaged in impactful community efforts. I’ve created Bob Clark Beyond as a space where I share my thoughts, impressions, and the lessons I’ve learned; but also to share about the work we are doing and encourage others to “go beyond,” joining with me in creating impact beyond our own walls.