A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Claire brings enthusiasm and energy to Duda|Paine’s collaborative design studio and to improving the experiences of individuals and communities through architecture and volunteerism. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and has contributed to projects across the southeast.
Favorite Duda|Paine project?
Frost Bank Tower, which is located in the capital of my home state: Austin, Texas. This iconic Austin skyscraper demonstrates how good design can transform the identity of a city.
What community organizations are you involved in?
I’m in awe of the many opportunities to get involved in the community here in Durham. I volunteer with a voter engagement organization that registers, educates, and motivates voters in the area.
What aspect of your job are you the most interested in?
Duda|Paine’s collaborative, team-based design process. At the beginning of each project, everyone on the team creates sketches and quick massing models. Each individual’s ideas are valued and finding the best solution for a project presents a genuinely fun challenge.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I learn something new every day from my colleagues and our clients, and that makes me look forward to work each morning!