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Claire Wakelin

Claire Wakelin

Director ‑ Head of Education, HLM Architects

She has specialised in the education sector since 2006, and has worked on a diverse portfolio of education projects, to improve and provide new facilities for schools and higher education institutions. Her focus is on developing and delivering innovative solutions, and her extensive experience of leading teams in providing outstanding designs has included working direct to Trusts and Universities, with central government bodies, local authorities, major contractors and developers, as well as acting as client-side in technical advisory roles.

Claire’s creative approach to designing new buildings, masterplanning and repurposing existing facilities, delivers award winning design solutions through a collaborative process to meet the client’s vision and budget that are responsive to their site and context. Her open and lateral thinking adds significant value to our HLM portfolio of projects, most recently on the new London Institute for Healthcare Engineering for King’s College London, and Addington School in Reading, winner of Education project of the Year at the Offsite awards.




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