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Claire Breyen, AIA


I believe good architecture ripples beyond itself and strengthens the communities it lies within. When we are thoughtful about unique social and cultural contexts we have the ability to work as partners with institutions to create meaningful and sustainable change.

Claire is an architect and academic planner working in our New York City office. Her experience crosses multiple typologies, including libraries, culinary arts, athletics and master planning. She designs spaces that foster community, support evolving pedagogies and engage users. She advocates for design solutions that are people-centric, experiential, and pragmatic by analyzing metrics within the dynamic settings of higher education and engaging end-users in the design process.

Recognized as a rising leader within CannonDesign, Claire sits on our firm’s NEXT Council where she partners with firm leaders to push new ideas forward that differentiate CannonDesign as a leading employer and design practice.