Climbing Capitol Peak

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Clayco supports Architectural Engineering Scholarship Program at Penn State

Clayco is supporting the next round of students in the Architectural Engineering Scholarship program at Pennsylvania State...

Grand Opening of Delmar DivINe

Great things are happening in my hometown of St. Louis! Clayco hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening...

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...

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...

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...

Clayco supports Architectural Engineering Scholarship Program at Penn State

Clayco is supporting the next round of students in the Architectural Engineering Scholarship program at Pennsylvania State...

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...

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....

Grand Opening of Delmar DivINe

Great things are happening in my hometown of St. Louis! Clayco hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of...

THOUGHTS

600 Canal Place Earns 2022 American Architecture Award

600 Canal Place Earns 2022 American Architecture Award

As someone heavily drawn to the “Art & Science of Building,” the work done for Dominion Energy is a remarkable structure to highlight. Like Clayco, Pickard Chilton connects a love for art to the spaces we design and develop – which is one of the reasons why 600...

Grit

Grit

10 years ago at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. I’m proud of all of my kids for different reasons. They all have very different personalities. I never thought that it would happen, but my son, Shawn and I work together now. He’s leading our booming real estate...

Crain’s Chicago Business Who’s Who

Crain’s Chicago Business Who’s Who

The Crain's Chicago Business Who's Who list is back after five years! The team at Crain’s does a great job of developing a list of more than 300 names that you should know in Chicago. Featured categories include finance, technology, cuisine, architecture, law,...

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

THOUGHTS

Grit

Grit

10 years ago at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. I’m proud of all of my kids for different reasons....

THOUGHTS

Grit

Grit

10 years ago at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. I’m proud of all of my kids for different reasons....

Reading list

2022 Reading List

I always enjoy using my downtime or travel time to immerse myself in a good book. It’s important for me to stay current with ongoing affairs, whether that’s related to politics, business, or interesting historical stories. Take a look at my 2022 reading list here:...

BUILDING

January’s Artist of the Month: Myrlande Constant

Myrlande Constant is a Haitian textile artist born in 1968 specializing in Vodou-themed flags. Constant was born in Port-au-Prince, where she learned the art of beading while working with her mother in a wedding dress factory. After quitting that job because her...

Artists Find Home in Chicago’s Innovative Art World

Some of my great friends and favorite artists are featured in an article by Harper’s Bazaar about Chicago’s transformative art scene. Chicago is widely known as a “laboratory for architectural innovation and experimentation” for its architecture and art. Living in the...

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...

IMPACT

BUILDING

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

BUILDING

Inaugural Pernod Ricard Distillery

Inaugural Pernod Ricard Distillery

Our teams at Clayco and Lamar Johnson Collaborative have something to toast about! We are working as the design-build crew for the first Pernod Ricard green field distillery in the United States. We...

Dominion Energy’s Thomas F. Farrell Building

Dominion Energy’s Thomas F. Farrell Building

Clayco and Hourigan Construction collaborated to provide design-build services for Dominion Energy’s new office tower in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Like Clayco, Hourigan aims to enhance...

Vivid Seats Chicago HQ Designed by LJC

Vivid Seats Chicago HQ Designed by LJC

Vivid Seats has a new headquarters in Chicago! The 40,600-square-foot corporate HQ for the leading online ticket marketplace was designed by Clayco’s partner company Lamar Johnson Collaborative. The...

ART COLLECTION

January’s Artist of the Month: Myrlande Constant

January’s Artist of the Month: Myrlande Constant

Myrlande Constant is a Haitian textile artist born in 1968 specializing in Vodou-themed flags. Constant was born in Port-au-Prince, where she learned the art of beading while working with her mother in a wedding dress factory. After quitting that job because her...

Artists Find Home in Chicago’s Innovative Art World

Artists Find Home in Chicago’s Innovative Art World

Some of my great friends and favorite artists are featured in an article by Harper’s Bazaar about Chicago’s transformative art scene. Chicago is widely known as a “laboratory for architectural innovation and experimentation” for its architecture and art. Living in the...

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...

ARCHITECTURE

January’s Architect of the Month: HDR

January’s Architect of the Month: HDR

A design-firm specialized in architecture, engineering, environmental and construction services whose work I have admired for many years is HDR Inc. The company’s history spans more than 100 years....

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...

ARCHITECTURE

January’s Architect of the Month: HDR

January’s Architect of the Month: HDR

A design-firm specialized in architecture, engineering, environmental and construction services whose work I have admired for many years is HDR Inc. The company’s history spans more than 100 years....

READING LIST

2022 Reading List

2022 Reading List

I always enjoy using my downtime or travel time to immerse myself in a good book. It’s important for me to stay current with ongoing affairs, whether that’s related to politics, business, or interesting historical stories. Take a look at my 2022 reading list here:...

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.

Paul R. Williams: A Black Architectural Pioneer

Paul R. Williams: A Black Architectural Pioneer

The movement toward building a racially equitable society that values the power of diversity shouldn’t ever be limited to just one month of the year, and most certainly not the shortest one. Every February, we celebrate Black History Month to highlight the endless...

Delmar DivINe Bridges Community Gaps

Delmar DivINe Bridges Community Gaps

Throughout history, art has always played key roles as an escape, challenge, or medium to allow people to process their emotions and creatively navigate change. The power of art and its ability to foster human connection is evident in every community, including my...

READING LIST

2022 Reading List

2022 Reading List

I always enjoy using my downtime or travel time to immerse myself in a good book. It’s important for me to stay current with ongoing affairs, whether that’s related to politics, business, or interesting historical stories. Take a look at my 2022 reading list here:...

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.

Paul R. Williams: A Black Architectural Pioneer

Paul R. Williams: A Black Architectural Pioneer

The movement toward building a racially equitable society that values the power of diversity shouldn’t ever be limited to just one month of the year, and most certainly not the shortest one. Every...

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.