Clockwork Architecture + Design

Clockwork in Affordable Housing News

Jenny Christenson - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Smart and Beautiful: The Clockwork Home hits the market, proving that great design can be affordable.

Read all about it in the Spring 2016 issue of Affordable Housing News.

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Clockwork Awards

Santina Cessor - Monday, October 19, 2015

Clockwork is honored by the recent recognition for our thoughtful design. We have graciously been presented with two major design awards; The Moosehead Dover-Foxtrot Mill received 2015 statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award for Stewardship; Baxter Springs Senior Residences received the 2015 Ad Astra award for Excellence in Innovation and Community Development.

The Moosehead Manufacturing Company, with the support of the Town of Dover-Foxcroft requested our help to explore the redevelopment of its former mill site, located at 5 East Main Street. The property consists of 80,000 sf on approximately 1.5 acres.  It is bordered on the east and south by the Piscataquis River (with approximately 850’ of river frontage), Main Street to the north, and residential properties to the west.

The project leveraged historic tax credits and numerous other private and public funds to create a rich mixed use solution anchored by multi-family residential. The project is under construction and has become the anchor for a rejuvenation of town center.

Baxter Springs Senior Residences is a historic adaptive reuse project, converting the original Baxter Springs High School into 28 affordable apartments for adults 55 and older. The local Baxter community is delighted to have this historic building thoughtfully reimagined, carefully renovated and remain a prominent landmark in their community.  The facility opens this November and we are eager to see the response to its new residents.  

For Clockwork, it’s not about the award; it’s about measuring real metrics of the powerful impact good design has on communities.  We do not design for design sake; we design with the next 15-20 years in mind – understanding how our design will function successfully and influence community growth.

While it does not take an award to know our impact is positive, it is encouraging to know all the hard work we put into listening intently to our partners and being laser focused on design details, really does translate into successful projects. This is what design is all about! Thank you, to our communities for trusting Clockwork, we are so proud. 

Case Closed - Good Design Will Positively Impact Your Business

Santina Cessor - Thursday, September 10, 2015
The proof is in the pudding, in fact good design will positively impact your business - here is the proof. We are thrilled to see our law firm clients enhancing their brands and experiencing direct business results. 


Cerner Bear Institute Children's National Medical Center

Santina Cessor - Monday, August 17, 2015

Clockwork architect Chester Bartels guest lectured at Clockwork designed Bear Institute Innovation + Learning Center in Washington, D.C. on Friday August 14, 2015. The room was filled with Bear Institute Innovation executives and members all eager to kick off their workplace lecture series. 

Leadership Announcement - Todd Howard

Santina Cessor - Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Technical Director


Define and implement optimal project management processes and uniform standards to establish consistency in project delivery and BIM management. Oversee the in-house quality assurance/quality control process, facilitate training to improve knowledge of the staff and assist with project related issue management as needed. Ensure that proposed design solutions are adequately challenged and validated for their construct-ability and general compliance with relevant conditions, including but not limited to local codes, specified materials and budgets.


5.5 Years


"I'm looking forward to creating a culture of inspired technical excellence in the office and establishing a design rigor with standards and details that support and reinforce the overall vision of Clockwork projects."  

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Leadership Announcement - Daniel Umscheid

Santina Cessor - Thursday, May 21, 2015


Design Director, Clockwork A+D


Facilitate & Influence firm-wide creative efforts to promote design excellence and provide Design Leadership to empower Clockwork’s Award-Winning Designers to craft unique and meaningful design visions.


2 years 


"The Design Director role will allow me to continue to develop as a Designer, and afford opportunities to provide design leadership across the design studio. I look forward to strengthening relationships with our valued clients and collaborating with our growing team of award-winning designers to empower good design and help craft a vision for the work, and future, of Clockwork."

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Leadership Announcement - Chris Jimenez

Santina Cessor - Thursday, May 21, 2015


Principal, Clockwork A+D


Joining the leadership team at Clockwork with a focus on client service, while maintaining current responsibilities of project architect / project manager.


6 years 


"I am very excited for this next chapter at Clockwork, our team is stronger than ever. We look to continue growth in new markets while continuing to excel in areas of our expertise with a focus on client service"  

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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.


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 - 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.