News Category: Past News + Publications

Silverton Medical Center Expansion Project Breaks Ground

The CKA team is ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful staff of Legacy Silverton Medical Center on their $35M expansion project. Alongside staff, donors, and folks from the community, the CKA team celebrated the groundbreaking of the $35M expansion project. Learn more about this project:  Groundbreaking at Silverton

A Look Back: Student Health Center

Community engagement is an important part of the design and construction process. Our project at Portland State University is a great example of how we worked with students, faculty, and staff to foster an environment that increases wellness on campus. Here’s a look back at this facility that continues to serve as a locus forRead More >

MultiCare Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Last week we attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was held to officially open two projects we designed at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital located in Puyallup, WA: The Gordon Family Education Center and the Substance Treatment and Recovery Training (START) inpatient unit. The new education center provides a space for care teams to learn and grow,Read More >

A Look Back: Replacement Clinic

We love looking back at our challenging projects and the ways we helped our clients create spaces that support their work. Whether we’re tackling a large-scale project or something small scale, we approach it with the same enthusiasm and dedication, because we want our clients to feel like they’ve been heard and that their needsRead More >

Design Resource Highlight

We can’t say enough good things about The Center for Health Design’s Knowledge Repository resource. The Repository is a long-term, continually expanded library that brings together key resources within the health design community. It features resources provided by industry leaders regarding a variety of topics, including strategies, programs, and services related to healthcare design. TheRead More >

National Kidney Awareness Month

As National Kidney Month comes to a close, we wanted to share some insights we’ve gained from our work with dialysis clinics. One of the most important things we’ve learned is that kidney disease is deeply personal for everyone who has it. And that’s why these facilities need to be designed with both the patientsRead More >

A Fun Way To Bring The Community Together

A vibrant, positive mural was unveiled at Kaiser Permanente’s Interstate Medical Center and we couldn’t be more proud of the outcome. This bold and bright mural project was a meaningful one to us because it conveys an uplifting message that celebrates diversity and encourages engagement in the community. It brings art to an unexpected placeRead More >

A Look Back: Adolescent Behavioral Health

When a child or teen is going through a mental health crisis, knowing where to turn can be overwhelming. Tacoma General’s Adolescent Behavioral Health unit is the first and only inpatient program in Pierce County designed specifically to help teens facing mental health crisis and its helping families face those challenges with expertise, compassion andRead More >

On The Boards in 2022

With a wide range of healthcare projects, Clark/Kjos continues to attract new business. We often work with repeat clients and get referrals from our past clients. We feel this reflects our core values as we always strive to exceed our client’s expectations. Here’s a sample of the projects we currently have ‘on the boards’ atRead More >

A Look Back: Hood River Memorial Hospital

Healthcare Planning is about helping our clients develop a larger vision for their facilities, which translates into solid, long-term decisions. It’s not just about getting a building built. It’s about getting the right building built. Here’s a look back at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital- a Critical Access Hospital that hired us to develop aRead More >

A Look Back: Wallowa Memorial Hospital

To celebrate 30 years in business, throughout the year we will be sharing some of our favorite projects that show how all of our years in business have added up to something special. Here’s a look back at the first project we completed at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where the architecture resembles a lodge that providesRead More >

The ‘why’ behind our work

Clark/Kjos Architects is celebrating our 30th anniversary in business this year, and we look forward to continuing our mission to create better healthcare environments for the organizations and the people we serve. Since our inception, we have been bridging the gap between facilities, people, and technology to help healthcare organizations create the best possible experienceRead More >

Expansion lets University Health Services grow with the University of Oregon

The newly renovated and expanded University Health Services, which houses the University of Oregon’s health Center, was designed to be more than just a building; it was designed to help students through some of their toughest moments. The facility’s design focuses on human interactions, encouraging students to turn to the health center for all theirRead More >

Great attendance at Cottage Grove Health Clinic

Great attendance today at Cottage Grove Health Clinic as officials, including Congressman Peter DeFazio, toured the physical space of the existing clinic and took the virtual tour we created of the future clinic. Proud to be a part of the planning process for this important project and excited to be involved in this community healthRead More >

Wallowa Memorial Medical Clinic Timelapse Video

The new Wallowa Memorial Clinic located in Joseph, Oregon has been built and has begun seeing patients.  In this video you can watch the facility grow from the ground up, from construction through completion with a beautiful timelapse.  This new clinic is a great addition to the Wallowa community.

Sensitive Landscaping Brings Healing Power To Healthcare Buildings

We all know sensitively designed gardens and landscaping brings healing power to any healthcare building. A great example of this is the Japanese-style garden at Samaritan Lebanon community hospital- a project we collaborated with landscape architect Kurisu over a decade ago. It’s a beautiful 11,000 square foot garden and is featured in a book “VisionaryRead More >

Safer health care environments by design

Health care environments can and are being designed to prevent injury, minimize human error, and actually promote improved health and safety. This article shows risk managers how evidence-based design is reducing medication error, staff injury, infection rates, patient falls, and more. Research knowledge can contribute to effective design solutions by simply clarifying a safety problemRead More >