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.

FDA Approves First Covid-19 Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration just announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is approved for the prevention of  COVID-19, and this is a huge milestone in the fight against the pandemic that has upended so many lives across the globe. Having full FDA...

Congratulations to Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Congratulations to my friend, the former Chicago Mayor and future Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel! It’s a well-deserved nomination for him, great recognition for Chicago, and the right steward for our country’s trusted global relationship with Japan. Rahm has a huge...

Illumination 2021: A Return to the Light

There’s no denying that 2020 was a dark year for all of us, but we still have a whole lot to look forward to. After a year of postponement, Illumination is coming back this fall on October 23rd, 2021. Held at the Vertiport Chicago Heliport, it’s going to be our...

Let’s Do It: Get Vaccinated

After a tough year and a half that was filled with quarantine, masks, and sacrifices on everyone’s part, especially people that were disproportionately affected by the pandemic, it’s starting to look like we’re heading backwards. In less than a year since the outbreak...

Clayco’s Interns

One of the most important things we try to do at Clayco is to build for the future. This means so much more than just construction projects, and we’re always looking to invest in the next generation of builders, planners, and thinkers.
Interns form an integral part of the Clayco family,

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 something that I really care a lot about, and I think other CEOs need to take a more active role in addressing the barriers that prevent many...

LGC’s Building an Inclusive Chicago Event

On Friday, I had the opportunity to join with Chicago’s Deputy Mayor for Economic and Neighborhood Development Samir Mayekar in an important conversation organized by Leadership Greater Chicago for its 2021 Daniel Burnham Fellows cohort. “Building an Inclusive Chicago...

Supporting Alderman Burnett at Fulton East

As the first next-generation office building in the nation, Fulton East is built for the future. In addition to 85,000 square feet of floor-to-ceiling glass skyspace, this groundbreaking project includes health protection measures, like a hands-free elevator system,...

Let’s Get Back to Work, Safely and Vaccinated

Shots of the COVID-19 vaccine in arms are picking up quickly across the country, and a few companies are starting to call people back to work, including Clayco. One of the most important things about Clayco is our company culture, and we can’t sustain it if everyone...


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…

July’s Architect of the Month: Carlos Martinez

July’s Architect of the Month: Carlos Martinez

Photograph by Eric Laignel, Interior Design.When I think of an architect who has made an impact on my life in a personal way, I’d say that Carols Martinez definitely holds that title. He’s a genuine and talented person who is deeply dedicated to his craft, and his...

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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...


20 Years Since 9/11

20 Years Since 9/11

It’s been 20 years since the terrorist attacks that took place in New York City on September 11th,...

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