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Claire Maxfield

Director, San Francisco

LEED Fellow

As managing Director of Atelier Ten’s San Francisco office, Claire is a recognized leader in the environmental design and delivery of large, complex, environmentally ambitious masterplans, landscapes and buildings. Her breadth of work spans from the first LEED Platinum building at Ithaca College to designing what will be the largest and most sustainable mass transit development on the west coast.

Claire’s expertise in green buildings marries technical excellence with a strong design and environmental ethos. She has extensive expertise in climate-responsive architecture, design for thermal and visual comfort, high performance façade optimization, advanced energy and HVAC systems, water reuse systems, and carbon management.

Claire is a LEED Fellow, holds a BA in Architectural History & Environmental Studies from Cornell University, and an M.Arch from Princeton University’s School of Architecture. She has taught at the Rural Studio at Auburn University, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute in New York City.

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