Consulting Principal West 8 New York
Claire Agre is Consulting Principal and Senior Landscape Architect at West 8 New York. With a background in field ecology and the fine arts, she brings a broad skill set and conceptual clarity to projects of all scales and typologies. As one of the founding designers of West 8’s New York office, Claire has led design for a diverse portfolio, including Miami Beach Soundscape, the Master Plan and Hills phase of Governors Island Park and Public Spaces, the 1000-acre, 40-year Master Plan for Longwood Gardens, and the winning entry for Changing Course—an interdisciplinary, international design competition seeking solutions for the disappearing Lower Mississippi Delta.
Claire holds degrees in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University, and received her Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. A clear and compelling speaker, she has taught and lectured at Harvard GSD, University of Toronto and Rhode Island School of Design.