History

History

We were founded in 1946 in Lincoln, Nebraska by Landscape Architect Larry Enersen and Architect Ken Clark—Harvard University classmates who shared a commitment to collaboration and excellence in design. Together, they built the firm's foundation through a wide range of public and private work across Nebraska.

Seven decades and four generations of leadership later, The Clark Enersen Partners has grown into one of the most respected design firms in the region. We opened our Missouri office in 1999, a Kansas office in 2009, our Oregon office in 2014, and the Colorado office in 2018. We have completed high-profile projects in Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Arkansas, and Michigan.

While the firm, world views, and design profession have changed dramatically, the foundation of our practice—based on a foundation of integrity, collaboration, and leadership—guarantees our best days are ahead.