Clare is an architect and systems thinker with over 20 years of experience designing buildings to Passive House, LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge and AIA COTE Top Ten standards. Her work focuses on how design of the built environment can enable regenerative and circular urban systems.
Clare led the development of the AIA NY Zero Waste Design Guidelines through a multidisciplinary collaborative process. The Guidelines are a comprehensive resource for architects, developers and facility managers to help cities reach zero waste goals. She is setting up a nonprofit Center for Zero Waste Design to disseminate and implement the Guidelines widely, and founded a consultancy – ThinkWoven – to develop strategies to weave urban systems into ecosystems.
Clare is co-chair of the AIANY’s Committee on the Environment; a board member of BiomimicryNYC, and volunteers with NYC composting advocacy groups.