With more than fourty years of experience in the construction industry in a multitude of capacities from project superintendent to chief estimator, Roger Fricke is an important part of the Clark Construction Group’s Western Region Front End Preconstruction Services and relishes the opportunity to work on and plan highly unique projects. He has worked on projects with such iconic facades as The Broad museum by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Petersen Automotive Museum facade, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. Currently he is collaborating with Atelier Peter Zumthor on the new LACMA Building for the Permanent Collection. Roger’s background also includes a vast array of programs, including high rise, large-scale office buildings, LEED Platinum/Net Zero facilities, institutional sites, residential, hospitality, cultural, historic restoration, immersive landscapes and sports facilities.
Roger studied both Electrical Engineering and Building Construction at the University of Washington, during which time he also worked restoring historic homes. He worked his way up through both project management and field supervision, eventually overseeing major projects such as the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Portland Hilton Executive Tower and Bridgeport Village Life Style Center. For two years Roger joined the client side of construction as the owner’s project manager at the Portland Art Museum for its “Project for the Millennium.” That experience gave him enormous insight in to the concerns of nonprofit and museum personnel, and he learned how to communicate and be a good partner with such organizations.
Roger’s experience includes working with a diverse array of great architects. Roger has collaborated with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Safdie Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Gehry Partners, ZGF Architects, SPF:a, Gensler, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Frederick Fisher + Partners Architects and many others.