Climbing Capitol Peak

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

Theaster Gates’ Arts Incubator Breaks Ground in Grand Crossing

Theaster Gates’ Arts Incubator broke ground in its largest project to date at the former St. Laurence Elementary School on...

The Clark Family Branch St. Louis Library

The Clark family is humbled to be able to do something that will impact generations to come by donating $6 million to the...

Supporting Women in Construction and Beyond

At Clayco, our culture is focused on going beyond our walls to invest in the individuals on our team and the communities we...

Supporting UChicago Obama Foundation Scholars

The Clayco family is humbled to continue our support to The University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars program with...

September’s Architect of the Month: Thomas Phifer and Partners

Thomas Phifer founded Thomas Phifer and Partners in 1997. He takes a human-centered approach to design, connecting the...

Climate Week at Clayco

Climate Week is the perfect time to open the dialogue about what companies and individuals alike are doing to leave a...

Developing Careers and Communities through CCDI

Clayco always does outstanding work through our Construction Career Development Initiative (CCDI). CCDI positively impacts...

POPCourts! Project Transforms Chicago West Side

Lamar Johnson Collaborative created the transformative POPCourts! project on Chicago’s West Side. The 7,000-square-foot...

Kids Dig Sparks Interest in World of Building

Clayco hosted our first-ever Kids Dig in Chicago!  This incredible event offered the patients of Lurie Children's Hospital...

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...

Theaster Gates’ Arts Incubator Breaks Ground in Grand Crossing

Theaster Gates’ Arts Incubator broke ground in its largest project to date at the former St. Laurence Elementary School on May...

The Clark Family Branch St. Louis Library

The Clark family is humbled to be able to do something that will impact generations to come by donating $6 million to the new...

Supporting Women in Construction and Beyond

At Clayco, our culture is focused on going beyond our walls to invest in the individuals on our team and the communities we...

Supporting UChicago Obama Foundation Scholars

The Clayco family is humbled to continue our support to The University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars program with...

Climate Week at Clayco

Climate Week is the perfect time to open the dialogue about what companies and individuals alike are doing to leave a positive...

Developing Careers and Communities through CCDI

Clayco always does outstanding work through our Construction Career Development Initiative (CCDI). CCDI positively impacts local...

POPCourts! Project Transforms Chicago West Side

Lamar Johnson Collaborative created the transformative POPCourts! project on Chicago’s West Side. The 7,000-square-foot...

Kids Dig Sparks Interest in World of Building

Clayco hosted our first-ever Kids Dig in Chicago!  This incredible event offered the patients of Lurie Children's Hospital and...

Topping Out Skye on 6th

Clayco recently completed the vertical construction of our 26-story Skye on 6th project in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona’s...

THOUGHTS

Architect Sir David Adjaye Awarded Britain’s Order of Merit

Architect Sir David Adjaye Awarded Britain’s Order of Merit

Congratulations to my friend and renowned architect Sir David Adjaye, OM, OBE, RA, for being one of five architects awarded Britain’s Order of Merit. The award was established in 1902 by King Edward VII to honor individuals of exceptional distinction in arts,...

Minnesota’s bid for the 2027 Expo

Minnesota’s bid for the 2027 Expo

The World’s Fairs have an incredible history and have given us some of the world’s most remarkable inventions, including the telephone, live television, and clean energy cars. The first modern World’s Expo was Britain’s Great Exhibition in London in 1851. Remembered...

Theaster Gates Debuts First American Exhibition Survey

Theaster Gates Debuts First American Exhibition Survey

As an admirer of art and social justice, it’s great to see my friend and revolutionary artist, Theaster Gates, reaching new heights in his career. Gates debuted his first major American museum survey at the New Museum in NYC that commemorates the people who shaped his...

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

THOUGHTS

THOUGHTS

Reading list

Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

I recently read Christopher Knowlton’s book “Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West” and it gave great insight into the open range cattle era and how it changed America forever. The US has consistently proven that it can withstand repeated boom-and-bust...

BUILDING

St. Charles Riverpointe

St. Charles Riverpointe

If there is one strength that our team at Clayco has, it is knowing how to transform and optimize...

October’s Artist of the Month: Ayana V. Jackson

 Ayana V. Jackson is an American contemporary artist, photographer, and filmmaker who is among the most talented artists working today. She was raised in East Orange, New Jersey, where her family has lived for generations. Jackson’s family dates back to Lawnside, the...

August’s Artist of the Month: Marcellina Akpojotor

A young artist whose work I admire immensely is Marcellina Akpojotor. She is from Nigeria and her art explores female empowerment and the roles of women in African society. She says she was drawn to art from an early age and spent a lot of her childhood observing her...

July’s Artist of the Month: Clotilde Jiménez

A visual artist I admire is Afro-Latino, Honolulu-born, Clotilde Jiménez, who grew up in North Philadelphia.  He was raised in a tough neighborhood, but thanks to his mother, he used his artistic talent to move out of the city and enroll in college. Clotilde received...

IMPACT

BUILDING

St. Charles Riverpointe

St. Charles Riverpointe

If there is one strength that our team at Clayco has, it is knowing how to transform and optimize...

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

BUILDING

St. Charles Riverpointe

St. Charles Riverpointe

If there is one strength that our team at Clayco has, it is knowing how to transform and optimize spaces for communities. Clayco and CRG have started construction on the first phases of Riverpointe,...

Reinsurance Group of America HQ Established in MO

Reinsurance Group of America HQ Established in MO

Clayco served as the design-builder for the Reinsurance Group of America’s (RGA) $150 million headquarters in my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri! Gensler and Fox Architects also worked on the...

Expanding Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Expanding Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

  An aerial view of Clayco’s ongoing construction at O’Hare Airport is a great way to check out the progress of our developments! Our Virtual Design and Construction Drone Operations team...

ART COLLECTION

October’s Artist of the Month: Ayana V. Jackson

October’s Artist of the Month: Ayana V. Jackson

 Ayana V. Jackson is an American contemporary artist, photographer, and filmmaker who is among the most talented artists working today. She was raised in East Orange, New Jersey, where her family has lived for generations. Jackson’s family dates back to Lawnside, the...

August’s Artist of the Month: Marcellina Akpojotor

August’s Artist of the Month: Marcellina Akpojotor

A young artist whose work I admire immensely is Marcellina Akpojotor. She is from Nigeria and her art explores female empowerment and the roles of women in African society. She says she was drawn to art from an early age and spent a lot of her childhood observing her...

July’s Artist of the Month: Clotilde Jiménez

July’s Artist of the Month: Clotilde Jiménez

A visual artist I admire is Afro-Latino, Honolulu-born, Clotilde Jiménez, who grew up in North Philadelphia.  He was raised in a tough neighborhood, but thanks to his mother, he used his artistic talent to move out of the city and enroll in college. Clotilde received...

ARCHITECTURE

October’s Architect of the Month: Lucien Lagrange

October’s Architect of the Month: Lucien Lagrange

Lucien Lagrange is a globally well-renowned architect and the October architect of the month on Bob Clark Beyond. He has designed iconic architecture and interiors in Chicago and around the world...

August’s Architect of the Month: Eero Saarinen

August’s Architect of the Month: Eero Saarinen

An architect with ties to St. Louis whose work I have always admired is Finnish-American Eero Saarinen, who was known as a leader of the second-generation modernists. In 1947, he designed the...

ARCHITECTURE

October’s Architect of the Month: Lucien Lagrange

October’s Architect of the Month: Lucien Lagrange

Lucien Lagrange is a globally well-renowned architect and the October architect of the month on Bob Clark Beyond. He has designed iconic architecture and interiors in Chicago and around the world...

READING LIST

Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West

I recently read Christopher Knowlton’s book “Cattle Kingdom: The Hidden History of the Cowboy West” and it gave great insight into the open range cattle era and how it changed America forever. The US has consistently proven that it can withstand repeated boom-and-bust...

IMPACT

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.

Newest Fellows for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Program

Newest Fellows for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Program

The Clayco Foundation continues to reinforce the Art and Science of Building through our support of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis Fellowship program and its third class of Future Leaders! Congratulations to Linda Holyoke (advancement fellow), Jhané Perdue (artistic...

Illumination 2022 – Circus of Light

Illumination 2022 – Circus of Light

Illumination 2022 Circus of Light was an incredible record-breaking gala for The Clayco Foundation!  Through ticket purchases, sponsorships, and the generosity of various donors, we raised a record-breaking $1.1 million to help support the search for a cure for the...

Clayco Recognizes Construction Inclusion Week

Clayco Recognizes Construction Inclusion Week

Within Our Walls Construction Inclusion Week is the perfect time to acknowledge Clayco’s commitment to building awareness around the need to improve diversity and inclusion in the construction industry. Our team has committed to these initiatives through Clayco Rising...

READING LIST

IMPACT

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.

Illumination 2022 – Circus of Light

Illumination 2022 – Circus of Light

Illumination 2022 Circus of Light was an incredible record-breaking gala for The Clayco Foundation!  Through ticket purchases, sponsorships, and the generosity of various donors, we raised a...

EXPO 2020 DUBAI

The Expo’s core message of “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future” with a sub-focus on sustainability, mobility, and opportunity reflected the priceless values and goals of so many innovative leaders. We collaborated together as colleagues, explorers, and adventurers in each other’s cultures and values in a hopeful and diplomatic spirit.

EXPO 2020 DUBAI

The Expo’s core message of “Connecting Minds and Creating the Future” with a sub-focus on sustainability, mobility, and opportunity reflected the priceless values and goals of so many innovative leaders. We collaborated together as colleagues, explorers, and adventurers in each other’s cultures and values in a hopeful and diplomatic spirit.