News Category: Staff Spotlight

Welcome Shawn Fernandez

We are excited to introduce Shawn Fernandez, our new Office Manager. She has extensive experience in accounting, human resources, and financial management. Her years of proven leadership and knowledge in business administration, coupled with her enthusiasm to help people, make her the perfect fit for this role. Welcome Shawn!

Connie Ables is Retiring

For those who don’t already know, we have big retirement news to share about Connie Ables!  As an integral part of Clark/Kjos’ success for almost three decades, Connie has decided to transition into retirement. We are beyond grateful for the many contributions she has made to Clark/Kjos over the years and we are really goingRead More >

September Cycle Bike Challenge Results

September Cycle 2021 bike challenge is officially over and we rode some serious miles placing us 6th place nationwide and 8th place globally for our staff size! The best part of the challenge for us was that it encouraged us to ride to different places, go on long bike tours, and get some extra exerciseRead More >

Fall Team Building 2021

Last Friday we rebooted our Annual Fall Teambuilding event with a good old game of disc golf. The weather was fantastic that day and it was just a really nice way to spend an afternoon together outside. A special teambuilding kudos goes to ‘The Airbenders’ for working together and going above and beyond when theyRead More >

Welcome Back Alex!

Bike month is here! How do we know it’s going to be even more awesome this year than it has been in the past? Because this month we are welcoming back Alex Hill from his own epic Summer coast-to-coast bike ride and his trip across the country has been inspiring to us all. One ofRead More >

Staff member receives honor for design competition

A shoutout goes to one of our newest staff members, Uran Sokoli, for receiving an honor in the AISC/ACSA 2021 Steel Design Student Competition. The competition recognizes eleven projects, in two categories, with Uran’s design aiming to reinvigorate interest in the public bathhouse through a contemporary conceptual typology. Read more about his winning design andRead More >

Clark/Kjos Cleanup Crew Does it Again

Thank you to SOLVE and the Clark/Kjos cleanup crew. We came together and helped clean up the streets, sidewalks, and alleyways of our city today. More about the event from SOLVE’s website: Detrash Portland connects like-minded volunteers who want to tackle the issue of litter in Portland. Each week, we support events throughout the city, provideRead More >

Meet Our Newest Team Members

We are so happy to be expanding our team at this time and are pleased to welcome additional staff members Charles Westerholm , Teresa Kruse, Rebecca Kiefer and Rich Bonewits II, AIA! They each bring a wide range of strengths and we’re proud to introduce them as valuable additions. Help us welcome them to theRead More >

Summer Picnic 2021

A few weeks ago, we hosted our annual summer picnic for all our staff and their families! It was a fun afternoon reconnecting with everyone at beautiful Sellwood Park, while enjoying some great food truck lunch from KOi Fusion and live music from Jet Black Pearl. It sure felt good to see everyone again inRead More >

New Staff Photos

It was nice to see eachother in the office again the other day as we updated staff photos. Stay tuned to see our new staff photos! Thanks PhotosbyKim

Staff POD Designs featured at Portland Art Museum

[May 19, 2017] Opening this weekend—new POD designs in an exhibit that features John Yeon called “Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon”. Two of Clark/Kjos staff have their designs in the exhibit and marks the second phase of a POD initiative where local architects designed and constructed 14 tiny houseRead More >