Associate Architect, Pollen Architecture & Design
Claire Townley is an Associate Architect at Pollen Architecture & Design and a lecturer at the University of Texas School of Architecture. She is licensed to practice architecture in the State of Texas. A native of Nebraska, Claire studied art history and philosophy at Boston College before relocating to Austin to pursue studies in architecture. She graduated with her Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas in May 2019, earning the AIA’s Prestigious Henry Adams Medal. During her time in graduate school, Claire spent a semester working at Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Paris and summer studying in Munich. She was a teaching assistant for many architecture and art history classes. Claire previously worked for KANEKO: Open Space for Your Mind and she interned with Pollen as well as with the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. Claire enjoys long-distance running and reading in her spare time.