Bath Office Director
Claire has 25 years’ experience in structural engineering, gained from working in both general consultancy and specialist fabric structures contracting. During her time in consultancy, she has worked on a wide variety of new build and refurbishment projects including educational, cultural and leisure buildings.
Claire enjoys working in interdisciplinary teams and completed a part-time degree in Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment at Cambridge University in 1999. She was made a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2016 and became a Partner at Buro Happold in 2018.
Based in our Bath office, she brings to the team experience of working within existing buildings, listed buildings and live sites. She was project leader for the RIBA award winning Lakeshore project in Bristol where modern interventions were installed, whilst retaining the character of the building.
Her current onsite project is the phased refurbishment and new build extension of Somerset Art College in Taunton. Claire uses her practical, pragmatic site experience to ensure that concepts are developed into deliverable solutions that work with the client’s live site, with minimal disruption to the visitor experience.