Clara holds a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Tulane University and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She is a Principal at Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects (SCB) with over 25 years of experience in professional practice. As the Managing Principal and team leader for several of SCB’s significant and award winning urban mixed-use projects, Clara consistently delivers projects that exceed goals by embracing opportunities for design and performance. She is a seasoned counsel to clients with an understanding of risk and the ability to provide guidance in difficult design and technical scenarios. Clara serves on the Urban Land Institute‘s (ULI) National Student Housing Product Council, the Board of Advisors for the School of Architecture at Tulane University, and the Advisory Board of the Chicago’s Women’s Leadership Initiative.