Claire joined HLM in 2018 as our London Studio Director and Education Lead for London and South-East and brings a collaborative and creative approach to designing new buildings, masterplanning or repurposing of existing facilities to other uses.

She has a strong leadership style, adding value through open and lateral thinking to deliver the best design solutions through a collaborative process that meets both the Client’s vision but also budget. In addition to all of this she displays strong business and financial management skills, to projects and our own business alike, setting the strategy for profitable outcomes whilst ensuring our own teams are appropriately resourced to deliver the highest quality service.

Claire has specialised in the Education sector since 2006 and has worked on a diverse portfolio of education projects, to either improve or provide new facilities for schools and further education colleges. Her focus is on developing and delivering innovative solutions and her extensive experience of leading teams in providing outstanding designs has included working with leisure and arts organisations, local authorities, major contractors and developers, as well as acting as client side technical advisor.

Did you know?
Claire was formerly the Arts Council’s Head of Architecture providing design advise on their lottery funded projects so has a real interest in the arts and has also worked internationally for a Rotterdam based architects practice.