Secure Life Homes GRID Down Homes
Licensed architects in over 17 states, engineers & builders of resilient, hardened homes, off grid homes, and other hardened structures, including shelters against severe storms, safe rooms, and nuclear fallout bunkers


Douglas Clark is a licensed architect with over 33 years experience, licenses in over 13 states and over 300 completed projects under his own licensed since 2001.

We are currently licensed and insured General Contractors in Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming and were formerly licensed in Illinois. 

Douglas Clark completed his Masters Thesis in architecture (M-Arch Degree) with the topic of Architect Led Design Build in 2001, after working for multiple Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI area design build firms from 1990 until 2002, when we started our own architect led design build practice in the Chicago suburbs and  eventually expanded to offer these services in San Diego in 2004.

From 2001 until 2007 we completed over 30 residential construction permit projects. Since then, changes in our personal life have resulted in fewer projects under our General Contractor license for construction management services, but we still offer these services to select clients when it’s a good fit for the client, ourselves, and team with other contractors to lead and help them achieve project success for our clients due to the complexity of the Secure Life Homes type of project, beyond traditional American Residential Construction.

We definitely have the knowledge and experience for your construction service needs!