"The space within becomes the reality of the building." Frank Lloyd Wright

Clare is the 2020/2021 Programs Chair for the Virginia Chapter of the NKBA. Her mission is to teach keen awareness of design principles, a fundamental focus on spatial functions & room requirements, and superior attention to the needs of each individual.

Growing up in Central Florida, she began work in the industry in 1986 with her father, an architect and builder of custom homes.  He taught her to revere the art of design for human flourishing, while instilling a strong, entrepreneurial work ethic of service to others. From the time she was 14 years old, they would walk through new homes in all stages of the build process. Each new home and each individual client offering new insights, and fascinating challenges.

With a network of support from industry pros, her team launched Designs By Clare, Inc. in 2019.

Clare is also a practicing E-RYT yoga instructor and practitioner of meditation. She incorporates balance and simplicity into every day of life, and into every design. 

She lives in Midlothian with her partner and two dogs they collectively call 'the kids'. With two amazing children grown up and attending college (each studying a variation of design for their chosen careers) Clare looks forward to dedicating time to design for you!