The CLARK | BARNES Top 10 of 2017-2018

On October 17th, we celebrate our first year as CLARK | BARNES! Over the next 10 days, we will countdown some of the most memorable and significant moments from the past year with the CLARK | BARNES Top 10.

Bike Month

This past May, nine of our staff took part in Bike Everywhere Month for Washington Bikes. These colleagues opted to bike to/from work and for fun and fitness. In the process, not only did they finish third among all A/E/C companies in the state by points, but they biked a total of 1873 miles, which is enough to ride all the way to Indianapolis from Seattle! Three of them even parlayed Bike Month into completing the STP riding from Seattle to Portland later in July!


If We Build It, Will They Come?

Both our Interior Design and Architecture teams put our workshop to use in their free time throughout the year designing and building a table for charity and an installation celebrating design in Seattle! We are so proud of all they achieved! For the OpenSquare charity auction, our team created a custom Bassline table to support Music4Life to get new and donated instruments in the hands of Seattle Public School children. We were so honored and humbled to be able to take part in such an amazing event and have our table go to such an amazing bidder! For the Seattle Design Festival this past month, the team constructed a 10′ x 10′ maze based on game theory that explored each individual’s trust of their fellow human as well as tests their willingness to provide trustworthy information themselves. It was selected to stay up in Occidental Square until the end of September.

The Publix + Warehouse Wins!

Over the past year, The Publix + Warehouse won a SHPO Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation, Historic Seattle Best Rehabilitation Award and the NAIOP Award for Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year. It has been humbling to see the reaction to the project and are very proud of the project and the team! #historyhappenedhere


We officially launched the new brand and name last October, but prior to that there was a lot of hard work, input from staff, and help from our branding consultants Dapper Ad! It’s been a great first year and we are looking forward to many more! #clarkbarnes #seattle #architecture

Seattle Reign Awards

We are so honored and humbled to be the winner of Best Brand Experience/Identity, Best Marketing Collateral & Small Business of the Year at the 2018 Seattle Reign Awards! Credit to SMPS Seattle for putting on a wonderful event, the judges for their thoughtful evaluations and everyone who submitted their exemplary work. We also are so thankful for all of our staff who have contributed during the re-branding process. It’s one thing to have a logo and standards, but it’s another to have something that truly represents the people, work, company, and culture.

Interior Designs!

Our design teams were busy this year and the CLARK | BARNES Top 10 rolls on celebrating some of their completed projects. The Interior Design team completed some great office tenant improvements, multi-family projects, amenity space upgrades and hospitality projects (just to name a few)!

Hospitality Projects!

The Hospitality team has also made their mark this past year with a wide variety of flags and brands in Seattle and beyond including the Hampton Inn & Suites in Renton.

Multi-Family Projects!

Not to be outdone, our Multi-Famly team has also had some great projects completed over the past year as well! Notable ones include The Crane and Elara at the Market.

Brenda Barnes Honored

The CLARK | BARNES Top 10 is the CLARK | BARNES top 10 because of our wonderful partner, Brenda Barnes. The new name and brand highlighted her long-time contributions and our first year with her namesake has been fantastic! Thank you, Brenda!!


We round out our CLARK | BARNES Top 10 with our favorite day of the year, a day emblematic of the people who we are lucky to call colleagues! We can’t believe it’s already been one year since we launched our new brand and are so thankful to our wonderful team for all they have achieved and their contributions to enhancing a firm that is emblematic of their passion and spirit!