Clark Nexsen is marking its 100th anniversary with a year-long 100 Ways of Giving campaign, which kicked off this month with company-wide food bank volunteer events. This is the first in a series of events, charitable donations, and celebrations that will be held across the firm’s 10 offices.
To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the company allocated a special category of paid time off for volunteerism. Employees across the company will participate in volunteer activities throughout the year including fundraising for disease research, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, supporting environmental clean ups, and mentoring local students.
The enthusiasm to celebrate 100 years in business with a focus on volunteerism and charitable giving is no surprise to Clark Nexsen’s President, Terri Hall. “It aligns with who we are,” said Hall. “Our people are passionate about contributing to the future success and well-being of our communities and the world at large.”
Clark Nexsen was founded in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1920 by Pendleton Clark, FAIA, and its early focus on educational and institutional projects remains central to the firm’s practice today. Beginning in 1949 with the opening of its Norfolk, Virginia office, Clark Nexsen has steadily diversified its geographic footprint and expertise, establishing significant federal, educational, and commercial practice areas.
Now headquartered in Virginia Beach, the firm also serves markets including science and technology, energy, industrial, transportation, and infrastructure. The common thread weaving its expertise together is a commitment to collaboration and innovation, focused on discovering ideas that advance individual communities and the A/E industry. Clark Nexsen has been part of high profile projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, including Ferguson’s Headquarters 3 in Newport News, Virginia and Fitts-Woolard Hall at NC State University.
“We are proud of Clark Nexsen’s history,” Clymer Cease, FAIA, and Clark Nexsen’s Chairman notes. “But I’m even more proud of and excited about where we’re going. We are focused on how to make each project and community better, more resilient, more sustainable, and more inclusive. Sure, we’re turning 100 – but in so many ways, we’re just getting started.”