Claire studied architecture at University College Dublin & Technische Universiteit Delft, graduating from University College Dublin in 2011 with first class honours. She was awarded the Bruce Shortt Memorial Award from UCD in 2011 & was commended in the Architectural Association of Ireland student award 2012. Claire worked with Murray Ó Laoire Architects 2008-2009 and Mc Garry Ní Éanaigh Architects 2011-2014.
Since joining Niall Mc Laughlin Architects in 2014, Claire has previously worked on a Peabody housing project in East London the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in Hammersmith and the Losing Myself exhibition in Venice. She is currently working on Magdalene College in Cambridge. Claire was made an associate in 2020.