Introducing Our Name Change and New Brand
Returning to our original name, we unveiled our new logo, branding, and website today.
Revealed today as part of our complete rebranding, we’ve changed our name from The Clark Enersen Partners to Clark & Enersen. The new name pays tribute to the firm’s original founders, Architect Kenneth B. Clark, FAIA, and Landscape Architect Lawrence A. Enersen, FAIA, FASLA, Harvard graduates who settled in Lincoln and established their partnership in 1946.
“This change captures who we’ve been as a firm for the last 75 years, celebrates our history, and shows where we want to go for the next 75,” said Senior Principal Greg Lattig, AIA, president of the firm and an architect and laboratory planner. “Our firm is predicated on the idea that collaboration achieves the best design, so it’s only fitting that our name is a nod to our founders who exemplified it and charted our course as a firm that worked together across design disciplines.”
The rebranding process began in 2019, and we gave our employees a first glimpse yesterday before going public today. The new logo and branding is showcased through an animation video and our new, overhauled website.
“Today’s public launch is the culmination of a tremendous amount of work for our firm,” said Senior Principal Shawn Diederich, PE, LEED AP, WELL AP, chairman of the board and director of the engineering team. “The new brand represents what makes our firm special and gives us a refreshed look as we continue to grow.”
The transition comes as we celebrate our 75th year in business. Clark & Enersen has grown to work with clients nationwide and open five offices: one in Nebraska (Lincoln), two in the Kansas City metro area (Kansas City, Missouri, and Fairway, Kansas), one on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains (Fort Collins, Colorado), and one on the West Coast (Portland, Oregon).
Over our history, we’ve gradually integrated new disciplines. Today, Clark & Enersen provides services in all primary design disciplines—architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, and mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering—but also has in-house professionals in commissioning, community and stakeholder engagement, construction administration, grant assistance, laboratory planning, and land development. This allows our firm to contribute to every facet of a project and collaborate internally as well as externally with clients and contractors.
“Partnership is at the core of who we are—it’s essential to how we operate as a multidisciplinary firm and the defining quality in our relationships with clients,” said Principal Kate Hier, AIA, NCARB, WELL AP, an architect and laboratory planner who co-led our task force for branding and identity. “We discovered that as the common thread woven throughout our history, which we’ll be sharing more about this year as we celebrate our 75th anniversary.”