State of the Art Concepts

Smart Ideas Smart Designs Smart Results

Throughout the years we have been commissioned to manufacture products for various exclusive clients, including:


  • Architectural Firms
  • Artists
  • Design Firms
  • Exhibit Design
  • First Nations Authorities
  • General Contractors
  • Learning Centers
  • Owners and Developers
  • Municipal Governments
  • Museums
  • Project Management Firms
  • Regulatory and Airport Authorities
  • Restaurants
  • Retailers
  • Set and Movie Design
  • Theme Parks and Water Parks

We love what we do. We love the clients we are meeting and have met. We love manufacturing artistic pieces. We love public art and architecture that energizes spaces.

We appreciate being able to work with our clients to facilitate their desired outcome. Our integrated solutions allow the client to work with us regarding all aspects of their project. These include:


  • Project Management
  • Design & Structural Consulting
  • Estimating
  • Shop Drawings
  • Certified Engineered Drawings
  • Structural Welding
  • Specialized Fabrication
  • Construction Expertise
  • Lighting Solutions
  • Specialty Shipping
  • Installation Services

All of this provides our clients with a level of comfort and ease knowing that their project is being maintained from beginning to end.

Who is State of the Art Concepts?

Challen Clark
Challen Clark

Challen Clark is an Indigenous artistic manufacturer and business owner. Over the past 20 years his knowledge and understanding of design, design alternatives, engineering, building trades, material alternatives, material costs, and processes has enabled him to provide clients with an accurate proposal and an achievable project, all within their projected budget. His professionalism, talent, and workmanship has solidified his reputation as a preferred partner by design, architectural, and municipal professionals alike.

Tracy Clark
Office Manager
Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark is the company’s office manager. Over the past 13 years she has delivered outstanding administrative support to ensure seamless execution of client projects. She is a versatile, conscientious, and customer-service-oriented professional with extensive experience in planning, organizing, and coordinating the operational, administrative, and financial aspects on each project.

City of Coquitlam signage. Photo by Brett Ryan Studios.

See our work on the City of Coquitlam Evergreen Line

Here’s a first look at our latest work with the City of Coquitlam, enhancing the Evergreen Line along North Road and Clarke Road. We were commissioned to manufacture and install the North Star Gateway Feature, Clarke Road Gateway Feature...
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City of Coquitlam project announcement

For the past 2 years, Challen and I have been working with the City of Coquitlam on a substantial project encompassing the Evergreen Line along North Road and Clarke Road. This enhancement project includes the installation of a number of iconic...
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Happy New Year from State of the Art Concepts

Challen and I would like to thank everyone who commissioned our services this past year. Since relocating to Vancouver Island we have been extremely busy whether it be new or existing business, subcontract work or the launch of our new doghouse...
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Tree stump - Custom doghouse

Pet-A-Palooza 2014

Hound Asleep Custom K9 Shelters is excited to announce that we will be the Presenting Sponsor at the Pet-A-Palooza Festival 2014. This is a yearly FREE pet-friendly festival hosted by the JLA Society on Vancouver Island and in the City of Vancouver.
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