After graduating from Manchester University in 1992 Claire worked at Michael Hyde and Associates, on residential and commercial projects. Claire joined Austin-Smith:Lord in 1997, where projects included Humberside Magistrates Courts PFI, and Boulevard Estate, Halewood. Claire was Project Architect for Medeva’s £25 million office, production and warehouse facility. Moving to Aedas in 2000 as an Associate Claire worked on various transport and education projects. During this time Claire was Project Architect for GMPTE’s £3 million Hyde Bus Station and was also involved in the Manchester Metrolink Phase 3 project.
Claire joined Hodder Associates in 2004 and in 2008 Claire became Managing Director of the newly incorporated Hodder+Partners.
Claire’s role requires an overview of all projects within the practice and has included more focused involvement in residential schemes at Chapel Wharf Salford, Arena Central Birmingham, Sweet Street Leeds, Cambridge Street Manchester, Water Street Manchester, Plaza 1821 Liverpool Waters and Old Hall Street Liverpool. Claire was involved at planning stages in Duncan House Stratford and project director for the delivery of the 37 storey Student Castle scheme in Manchester.