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Claire Shafer

RA, CPHT

Descended from a builder and a teacher, Claire grew up with a passion for making things by hand and sharing knowledge. A sustainability advocate (she is Passive House certified) and a strong visual storyteller, Claire specializes in creating digital collages to quickly communicate design intent before modeling or rendering of a project begins. Outside the office you’ll likely find Claire riding (or repairing!) her Yamaha YZ 125 dirt bike or hiking with her rescue dog Rosie.

Blue hand "During a workshop in Oregon, I learned about a variety of different natural building techniques, including natural plastering with natural dyes that we applied with our hands. This workshop helped me reconnect with the playful spirit of architecture school that I loved so much. A strong sense of belonging is created by handcrafting these beautiful structures in collaboration with community and nature." - Claire Shafer