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

Who We Are

Douglas Clark, Architect

Our lead architect successfully completed training by the National Council or Architectural Boards (NCARB) for a seven tier security planning training and certification program.

He is a Certified Passive House Consultant and Certified Passive House builder as well as a Fortified Home Professional and Fortified Home Evaluator.

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He is also a former US Army Airborne Infantry soldier, and commissioned officer. He served for a number of years as a church security team leader requiring hundreds of hours of training, and is Red Cross First Aid Certified as well as “Stop the Bleed” certified and is active in shooting sports such as 3-gun and action pistol.  He holds both a Bachelors and an executive Master Degree in Architecture and has been in the architectural profession since 1989. He is presently licensed in several states, and achieved his first two architectural licenses in Wisconsin and Illinois in 2000 while building his first new home in Lake County Illinois.

He is the son and grandson of carpenters and general contractors as well as a 3rd generation US Army Service member. He started his own architectural practice in 2001 in Chicago, and expanded this to San Diego in 2003 and eventually San Francisco and Oregon in 2013.

In 2013 He became an affiliate architect for Oregon with and presently is their lead architect for hardened homes type projects.  In 2016 he represented Hardened Structures to speak at the Texas State Senate at their Securing the Grid summit regarding EMP threats facing America. He presently lives with his wife and two young children. Together the family has remodeled three homes. Two side by side in rural Oregon and one in rural Japan.

Texas State senate in 2016 on securing the grid against EMP events

Kevin LaPierre, Structural Engineer.

Kevin grew up on a farm in rural Southern Oregon, raising animals and hay. Kevin spent the summers working for his father’s residential construction company from an early age. He graduated in 2010 from Oregon Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and then earned an M.S. in structural engineering from Oregon State University in 2011. 

After Graduating college Kevin worked as an estimator for Cherry Hill Construction, Inc. (Cherry Hill), estimating various heavy civil projects from Florida to New York including roadways, metro rail, bridges and airports. He then worked as a field engineering with Cherry Hill, working on a large IDIQ project. Kevin spent nearly 4 years with Cherry Hill before moving back to Oregon and starting LaPierre Engineering & Design, an engineering consulting company. After one year, he began working concurrently for the Department of the Army’s engineering department as a structural engineer and project manager for the Yuma Proving Ground (YPG). 

All totaled Kevin has spent more than 7 years in the residential construction industry and more than 9 years in the commercial/heavy civil industry. Working on, and managing, projects that have ranged from $5,000 to $400,000,000 across the construction industry provides Kevin with unique insight into projects and the ability to find creative solutions. 

Yuri ALexiev, Architect

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