June 14, 2019
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Clark Celebrates Five Years in Seattle, Hosts Clients, Industry and Community Partners for Open House

Seattle, Washington - Clark’s Seattle leadership team hosted more than 50 clients, and design, trade, and community partners for an Open House celebration at the company’s downtown office on June 6, celebrating five years since the firm returned to the Pacific Northwest. Clark opened the doors to its new office in the city’s Central Business District last year. The space, located on 520 Pike Street and just blocks from the historic Pike Street Market, serves as home base for nearly 125 employees who live and work in the region. 

While the company established permanent residence in Seattle a half decade ago, its history in the region dates back to the late 1990s, when the firm led construction of Sea-Tac Airport’s South Terminal Expansion. Clark reentered the market - this time for good - in 2014. Over the last five years, the company has successfully delivered the Veterans Administration Mental Health & Research Building in Seattle and the award-winning Washington State University Digital Classroom Building, in Pullman, WA, and has grown its local operations to include more than $2 billion of active work, including the International Arrivals Facility at Sea-Tac Airport, the University of Washington Seismic Improvements, Phase 1, and the Washington State Convention Center Addition. The company’s local team has also expanded, growing from two employees in 2014 to more than 100 today.

“The last five years have been an incredible journey,” recounted Brett Earnest, vice president in charge of Clark’s Seattle office, during the Open House. “If you’d asked me in 2014 if I could have pictured standing here today surrounded by such an amazing group of clients and design, trade, and community partners, I’m not sure I could have imagined it…but here we are. We are proud to be a part of Seattle and look forward to working with all of you to help shape this city, and region, through our work for decades to come. Further still, we look forward to continuing to give back to a community that has welcomed us with open arms.” said Earnest. “This office is a symbol of our commitment to building and growing in the Pacific Northwest.”