Kendall Claus, LEED AP
Master of Architecture, UT-Austin
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Miami University
Kendall was born in Brisbane, Australia and grew up mostly in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She received her B.A. Arch. from Miami University in Ohio and later moved to Austin to pursue a master’s degree from the University of Texas. During her attendance, she was a teaching assistant, as well as a team leader for the 2015 UT Solar Decathlon Competition team. She participated in and presented work for the 2016 Texas City Lab Initiative and the 2017 UNC Critical Mass Symposium. In 2015, she traveled to Australia to research the evolution of architecture in response to climate changes and studied under influential Australian architects such as Glenn Murcutt, Peter Stutchbury, Brit Andresen, Lindsay Johnson, and Richard Leplastrier. Her work has been honored by AIA Austin and AIA Fort Worth, and has been exhibited by UTSOA during their summer Design Excellence exhibits.
Before moving to Austin, Kendall gained work experience at Lake|Flato in San Antonio, Brand and Slater in Brisbane, and TAP in Oklahoma City. She enjoys projects that are community focused; social and educational in nature.
Kendall is inspired by architecture that makes a difference in people's lives. Having traveled extensively around the world, she has observed that the most valuable spaces are those which fit in with their surroundings, responding to the cultural and physical context, as well as the architectural typologies. She also believes that as a designer and aspiring architect, she has responsibilities to respect the environment and push for sustainability in the field of architecture and beyond.
Outside of work, Kendall lives to travel. She believes traveling is the most valuable gift you can give yourself. The next location on her list: South America. She also enjoys training her cockatiel, Meeko, how to say humorous phrases such as "put it on my tab".