Clockwork Architecture + Design

Good Affordable Housing Exist - The Proof

Santina Cessor - Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Clockwork Architecture has designed the next generation of affordable housing. 

Daniel Umscheid, Clockwork Design Director and Neil Sommers, Clockwork Principal, lead tours Monday night through what is a true energy efficient, affordable home. This new affordable home is part of the Kansas City, Kansas Workforce Housing Market. The prototype house was designed by Daniel Umscheid in conjunction with Neighborworks America, Community Housing of Wyandotte County and Complete Property Solutions.

Sustainable Affordable House Project from Clockwork Architecture + Design

Lead Bank - Beam Me Up

Santina Cessor - Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The first beams have officially been placed at the Lead Bank construction site 1801 Main. 

Check out this wicked video captured by Jen Christensen @thereveurfilms:

Lead Bank - Beam going up from Clockwork Architecture + Design

The existing building at 1801 Main yielded numerous assets critical to Lead Bank’s expansion plans.  Many financial institutions prefer new construction but Lead Bank’s holding company, with it’s strong community connections preferred a more thoughtful approach that would be respectful to the neighborhood but at the same time quite bold.


Neil Sommers - Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Finalist

Santina Cessor - Monday, April 27, 2015

EY announces Clockwork Architecture + Design, Neil Sommers, Principal 
is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award finalist in the Central Midwest.


Kansas City, April 27, 2015 – EY today announced that Neil Sommers of Clockwork Architecture + Design is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Central Midwest.  The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.  Neil was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.  Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 25th at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. 

Neil co-founded Clockwork in 2005 with a desire to change the way Architecture and Interior Design services were delivered

Now in its 29th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.  

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.  Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Local winner will be announced early May. Join us as we congratulate Neil on this tremendous honor! 

Sponsors Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In the Central Midwest, region sponsors include: PNC Bank, Smart Business, Common Ground, Lockton and Merrill Corporation. 

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

Kansas City Royals - New Craft Beer Bar

Santina Cessor - Thursday, April 02, 2015

When we say we can meet any budget on time and on schedule...we mean it. 

Clockwork designers Kirk Chonis and Daniel Umscheid have been working diligently designing the new Royals Stadium Craft Beer Bar just in time for opening day. The Craft & Draft new concept will take the place of the existing 390 club. The bar will include tiered bench seating, quick fired pizza and 75 brew varieties sponsored by local Boulevard Brewery. 

A special thank you to the Kansas City Royals for bringing Clockwork in on this beautiful new concept. Be sure to check out the view from this newly renovated space on opening day at the K and tell us about your experience. 




10 FOR 10 - KVC Health Systems

Santina Cessor - Monday, March 30, 2015

Clockwork survived the Yeti race in January as part of our 10 FOR 10 campaign. The proceeds benefited our client and a very worthy cause, KVC Health Systems. 

KVC Health Systems works to enrich and enhance the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services, and education. 

If you want to learn more about KVC Health Systems check them out...

10 For 10 - Cultivate KC

Santina Cessor - Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Clockwork team took a break from the daily grind to move some dirt at the Cultivate KC Gibbs road community farm. It was an extremely therapeutic experience for the whole team. We look forward to our next retreat!

10 FOR 10 - Halo Foundation

Santina Cessor - Wednesday, March 04, 2015

As part of our 10 For 10 campaign we visited the Halo Foundation workshop. We spent the evening helping Halo teens create personal resumes. This was the first of many volunteer hours we have planned with the Halo youth.  

If you're interested in getting involved, Halo is always looking for solid leaders to make an positive impact on their youth. Click here for more information. 

10 for 10

Santina Cessor - Friday, January 30, 2015

When we sat down at the kitchen table 10 years ago to start this adventure, we never imagined we'd be surrounded by such a diversely talented group of people.

To celebrate 10 stellar years we are paying it forward in 10 big ways. Join us as we support several local non-for-profits, making an impact in Kansas City.

You can follow our #10FOR10 campaign through social media; navigate our progress so far by clicking on the interactive photo below; get involved by visiting our non-for-profit websites, or, reach out to us directly. 

Columbus Park Artist Lofts

Santina Cessor - Monday, January 26, 2015
Creative Lofts Coming Soon to Columbus Park...

Clockwork architects Kirk Chonis, Daniel Umscheid & Jason Lutes have been hard at work on the designs for these unique artist lofts in Columbus Park. These lofts will attract artist and entrepreneurs to the downtown community. 

Construction of this 108 unit complex will begin this July with a summer 2016 construction completion goal. 

10 FOR 10 - Clockwork Host Gillis

Santina Cessor - Monday, January 19, 2015

We hosted Gillis in our office as part of our 10 good years deserves 10 good deeds campaign. 

Architects, Daniel Umscheid and Todd Howard lead the young men through an interactive presentation about the history of Architecture and how to make architecture a career.  The evening was very successful and Clockwork is excited to remain involved with these young men. 

For more information on how you can get involved with Gillis click here