Claire joined the team at Simpson & Brown in 2018 as a Part II Architectural Assistant.
She began her professional career at Leadingham, Jameson, Rogers + Hynd in Dundee. She initially worked there for her Part I experience 2014-15, and returned in 2017 on completion of her Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Dundee. Working within a small firm allowed for involvement in a wide variety of projects and provided vital experience of the many aspects in architectural practice.
Claire’s approach to architecture has developed throughout her time in education and practice, with the importance of community emerging as an area of particular interest. This interest led to her involvement in a variety of public projects, such as ‘Atelier Beith’ where Claire worked alongside fellow creatives to design and construct a small pavilion for Beith Community Trust as part of the Architecture Fringe, Glasgow.
Craft and detailing is another area in which Claire relates to. Her masters unit explored this both theoretically and physically, the end result being a 1:1 scale model and a joint thesis based around timber tectonics.
Claire finds that she is now able to apply these skills in practice when developing design details and working with the existing, and plans to continue her learning through both work and external projects.