Claire Wagner| Associate AIA
A native of Evanston, Illinois, Claire is driven by a belief in architecture’s potential to make a positive public impact. She brings a multidisciplinary perspective and commitment to collaborative, equitable, and sustainable design outcomes in the civic realm. Her professional experience spans typologies and scales, from custom, single-family residences to large-scale cultural and commercial projects.
With a liberal arts background in art history and psychology and teaching experience in Chicago Public Schools, Claire did not take the direct route to architecture. She earned her Master of Architecture from Rice University in Houston, with research taking her to Japan, Paris, and most recently back to Chicago to design sites of community care, collective ownership, and resilience in closed schools.
Outside of work, Claire enjoys biking, exploring new restaurants and breweries, and is an aspiring plant enthusiast.
American Institute of Architects, Associate Member
Master of Architecture, Rice University, 2021, Houston, Texas
Master of Science in Special Education, Dominican University, 2016, Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Psychology, Amherst College, 2014, Amherst, Massachusetts
Municipal Orphanage, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Entrepinos Housing, Villa de Bravo, Mexico