Claire studied architecture at University College Dublin and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, graduating with First Class Honours from University College Dublin in 2011. Between 2008 and 2009 she worked for Icon Architecture, Conservation and Urban Design in Wicklow and on construction projects in New Delhi, India and Morogoro, Tanzania. Upon graduating, she worked for McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects in Dublin.
Since joining Niall McLaughlin Architects in 2012, Claire has been working on St Cross College, Oxford, Tapestry in King’s Cross, London, the Outpatients Building in Oxford and Auckland Castle in County Durham. She is currently working on the International Rugby Experience in Limerick. Claire was made an associate in 2019.