Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life

Helmets off to the OHSU (bike) team! They've gone above and beyond, achieving a remarkable feat by surpassing their fundraising goal at the Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life

August 2, 2023

Doernbecher Retail Pharmacy Highlight

We recently photographed an OHSU project we completed a few years ago – the extensive expansion of the retail/inpatient pharmacy at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. This pharmacy does significant

July 21, 2023

Megan McKinnie achieves Living Future Accreditation

And just as we are welcoming Megan to our team, we also are congratulating her on recently becoming Living Future Accredited! Becoming Living Future Accredited is no small

July 12, 2023

CKA at the A’23 Conference

Our evidence-based design leader, Evon Calabrese recently attended the A'23 Conference in San Francisco. Read about her (as well as others) thoughts and take-aways! Message From AIA Oregon

June 30, 2023

Wallowa Healthcare District Celebrates Grand Opening of New Clinic

We were excited to have shared in the celebration of Wallowa Healthcare District's grand opening of their new clinic in Wallowa a couple of weeks back. The new

June 26, 2023

Welcome Megan McKinnie

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Megan McKinnie to the CKA team! With over 10 years of invaluable experience in the field, her arrival brings an abundance of

June 22, 2023

CKA Celebrates 30 Years!

The laughter, the smiles, the heartfelt conversations – they all created memories that are going to stick with us for a long time. Our 30th year anniversary party

June 17, 2023

Welcome Dan Salvey

Clark/Kjos Architects is thrilled to welcome Dan Salvey to our team as our newest Project Manager. With an impressive 25 years of experience in architecture, design, and construction,

Spring Team Building

There's nothing quite like trying to escape a small, enclosed space to build team cohesion! Special thanks to Escape Games PDX for an incredible afternoon of fun and

Clark/Kjos Architects Unveils New Website

We are proud to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. The updated site boasts a fresh, modern design, improved functionality, and a user-friendly interface, allowing clients

April 18, 2023

The Tools We Use

Improving patient care and reducing costs starts with identifying and minimizing waste in every process, procedure, and task. LEAN Design is just one of the many ways we

April 13, 2023

Finding our Strengths

Creating strong team communication and energy is key to achieving success in any company.  Yesterday we had a productive half-day retreat with facilitator Nicole Carey where we explored

April 6, 2023

Spring 2023 Recap

Welcome to our spring recap post! We’ve been hard at work this first quarter in 2023, exploring new ideas and striving to push the boundaries of healthcare architecture.

March 31, 2023

Congrats OHSU/Adventist!

Congrats to Oregon Health & Science University for its new urology clinic at the Adventist Health Portland campus! Using lessons learned from the providers and staff at the home-clinic on

March 30, 2023

A Day at Rose Haven

Last week we had a great day volunteering at Rose Haven- a place that provides services for women & children who are experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss

March 28, 2023

Architects in Schools

We LOVE the Architects in Schools program and thought we'd share that if you are looking to keep your 8-12-year-olds busy during spring break next week, check out

March 23, 2023

Now Hiring

Come join our team! We are looking for a Job Captain and Project Manager to help us make a positive impact in communities. Our team is collaborative and

March 9, 2023

Meet Larz Hitchcock!

We are thrilled to introduce our newest Project Manager addition, Larz Hitchcock! Larz brings with him a wealth of inside knowledge and know-how with over 30 years of

February 28, 2023

Valentines Day and American Heart Month

This Valentines Day and #americanheartmonth, we celebrate the doctors and nurses that help keep our tickers ticking. Find out how we worked with Cascade Cardiology in Salem, OR to

February 14, 2023

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for talented team members to join us here. If you’re interested, check out our listings at the AIA Jobs Board.

February 10, 2023

Meet Michael Fisk!

Have you met Michael Fisk yet? He has been with us for almost a year and has proven to be an invaluable team member, tackling any architectural problem

February 8, 2023

The Many Hats of Architects

Architects wear many hats but when you're a healthcare designer, you never know what you might get to wear!

February 1, 2023

Legacy Silverton’s Medical Center Slab Poured

One step closer to a larger, better medical center with the slab being poured for Legacy Silverton's Medical Center expansion project.

January 31, 2023

Best Practices

We have compiled some highlights from our body of knowledge based on hundreds of finished healthcare projects, many of which contain some variation of a welcome desk, to

January 26, 2023

CKA Hike Club 2023

Who needs to start the new year with a gym membership when you can join an office hiking club?! Here are some pics from our last few hikes.

January 18, 2023

Evon is EDAC Certified!

We're so proud of Evon Calabrese who very recently passed the EDAC exam and is now certified! Taking the EDAC exam is a great way to demonstrate your knowledge and

January 13, 2023

New Year, New Start!

The new year is the perfect time to start something new. Join our team located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and help us create innovative healthcare architecture designs.

January 4, 2023

Happy Holidays from Clark/Kjos!

Wishing you a very happy holiday season! December has been a month full of fun activities for us like trimming our tree, hosting a baby shower, throwing our

December 19, 2022

Creating Calmness at an Imaging Center

Patient comfort is always of the utmost importance, which is why Central Oregon Radiology Associates (C.O.R.A.) wanted to create a space that instills a feeling of calm serenity,

December 7, 2022

Meet Casey Braunger

We're thrilled to welcome Casey Braunger, ASMP to Clark/Kjos as our Multimedia Specialist. He brings to CKA 16 years of experience in the A/E/C field in multiple facets of marketing,

November 17, 2022

Using Full-Size Room Mockups 

Using full-size room mockups is a very effective way of engaging stakeholders for individual spaces to test the functional layout of a room and all of its elements

November 17, 2022

Healthcare of the Future: Access, Affordability and Equity

As we all know, the world has changed a lot in the last few years. We've seen a pandemic go from being an issue for a few people

August 12, 2022

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,

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,

June 15, 2022

Evon Presents Her Fellowship Project to Oregon Designers

This year at the annual AIA Oregon Design Conference, Evon Calabrese presented her fellowship project “A Built Environment for Mental Wellness”. The theme this year was ‘LINK’ which

Samaritan Golf Scramble Fun

We had a fun time at the annual Samaritan Golf Scramble where proceeds offer patients across Benton, Lincoln, and Linn counties assistance with medical bills, transportation, prescriptions, groceries, rent,

A Look Back: Big Box Adaptive Reuse

Repurposing a former Circuit City store into a health care facility can be quite a design challenge, but was a real opportunity for Willamette Family Medical Center (WFMC

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

April 27, 2022

Spring Team Building 2022

There’s nothing quite like hurling an axe at a target to help you get to know your coworkers better. Every Spring we hold a teambuilding event and this

April 18, 2022

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

April 13, 2022

Inside Active Cost Management Strategies

As healthcare architects, we’re committed to ensuring that value, cost, schedule and constructability are all basic components of the design criteria. We engage in what we call Active

April 7, 2022

Welcome Back Ben Taylor

We are pleased to announce that Ben Taylor has (re)joined Clark/Kjos Architects as a Project Manager! Ben has worked in architecture for over 17 years, beginning his career

April 5, 2022

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

April 2, 2022

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

March 29, 2022

A Day of Pie

We love Pie Day around here and are lucky to have a couple of ‘Pie Guys’ in the office who love to bake them. Scot Jahn brought in

March 14, 2022

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

March 8, 2022

We Have a New Team Member

Meet one of our newer staff members, Ben Stewart. Ben holds an architectural degree from the University of Arizona and has previous experience working on healthcare, civic, and

March 1, 2022

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.

February 21, 2022

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

February 15, 2022

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

February 10, 2022

Congratulations to Adam McSorley

Clark/Kjos Architects is pleased to announce that Adam McSorley has been named our newest associate. Adam has been a valuable member of our team since 2016 and his

January 27, 2022

Public Service Project of the Year

Look what we got in the mail the other day! What a great feeling it is to have our hard work recognized. We strive to satisfy all of

January 21, 2022

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

January 19, 2022

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

January 1, 2022

Holiday Party 2021

We had a wonderful time this year at our office holiday party and managed to catch up on some much-needed socializing.  We took over an entire restaurant space

December 12, 2021

We Have a New Team Member

Evon is a design professional who recently joined our team and is working to help create engaging healthcare spaces. At CKA she is our Evidence-Based Design/Research Lead, assisting

December 8, 2021

The Holidays are Here

The holidays are officially here and it’s back to our CKA traditions! We love decorating our office during the holidays so last week dusted off our ornaments and

December 6, 2021

Design Lessons Learned for Future Pandemics

As we have all learned from COVID-19, even with all of the medical advancements in our society, we are all affected by the consequences of a pandemic. Healthcare

November 16, 2021

DJC Top Projects 2021: Outside In

Published in DJC Oregon, November 15, 2021: Since 1968, Outside In has provided a safe, supportive and inclusive place for health care in Portland, along with services to

November 15, 2021

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

November 9, 2021

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

November 2, 2021

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

October 25, 2021

Elements of Design

A Closer Look at Real-Time Rendering Accurate renderings are one of the most essential tools an architect can use to help clients visualize a concept.  An informed client

October 3, 2021

September Cycle Bike Challenge

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

September 30, 2021

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

September 17, 2021

Public Service Project of the Year

Celebrations are in order! Outside In’s East Clinic celebrated its one-year anniversary AND was named ‘Public Service Project of the Year’ by the Daily Journal of Commerce Top Projects

September 10, 2021

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

September 7, 2021

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

August 31, 2021

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

August 19, 2021

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

August 18, 2021

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

August 15, 2021

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

August 2, 2021

New Staff Photos

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

July 23, 2021

Wallowa Memorial Medial 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

April 2, 2021

Halloween 2020

It was nice to see everyone at our virtual happy hour last week. We had some laughs while sharing Halloween photos from our past, and even a few

October 30, 2020

Valentines Day 2020

We Heart VR! As a team, we’re all about keeping things light and fun. The first Friday of every month, we like to do something fun at the

February 14, 2020

The Perfect Reception

Did you know that the initial experience at the reception desk often shapes the customer’s impression of an organization? It’s true! The first impression is the last impression,

February 5, 2020

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

January 27, 2020

Thinking Inside the Box

Q: How can we make healthcare more convenient, accessible, and affordable, while at the same time helping to fill up the growing inventory of large vacant buildings around the

October 22, 2019

Safer Healthcare 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

Hidden Design Innovation

Probably no area of a hospital is more densely packed with infrastructure than the ceilings of operating rooms and interventional radiology rooms.  Structurally, this includes supports for monitor

October 18, 2018

IIDA Award Recipient

Clark/Kjos Architects is excited to announce that it has been named a winner of the International Interior Design Association’s 6th annual IIDA Healthcare Interior Design Competition. The competition

December 3, 2017

Staff Pod Design 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

Sushi Time

We love having team-building opportunities and our sushi team-building event was unlike any other. Our quality of life committee brought in a chef to teach us about the