Claire Agre RLA ASLA
Claire Agre, Principal and Cofounder, brings humor, passion, and conceptual clarity to projects of all scales and typologies. Claire moved home to Baltimore after 20-years abroad and afield, north, east and south. Most recently and prior to founding Unknown Studio, Claire was Principal-in-Charge at West 8 New York. She continues to partner with West 8 on select design projects ongoing.
With a background in painting and field ecology, she has led design and implementation for a diverse portfolio of projects, including the Master Plan and Hills phase of Governors Island Park and Public Spaces, Miami Beach Soundscape Park, the 1000-acre, 40-year Master Plan for Longwood Gardens and its award-winning Main Fountain Garden Revitalization, Duke University Sculpture Park Vision Plan, and the winning entry for Changing Course—an interdisciplinary, international design competition seeking solutions for the disappearing Lower Mississippi Delta. Most recently Claire led the design team responsible for Phase 1 of the Houston Botanic Garden, a collection garden founded on ideals of diversity and resilience, slated to open on Sims Bayou in 2020.
Claire holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University. She is a licensed Landscape Architect in Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania. A clear and compelling speaker, she has lectured and taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and the Rhode Island School of Design.