Claire Fontaine

Claire Fontaine

Seattle, WA, US





Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, WA, US, Architectural Staff

Jul 2016 - current

Lake|Flato Architects, San Antonio, TX, US, Architectural Intern

K-12 Educational Facilities

Jun 2015 - Dec 2015

University Co-op Materials Lab, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Materials Researcher

• Instrumental in maintaining multidisciplinary resource dedicated to hands-on and in-depth material investigation
• Managed a material inventory of over 27,000 products, largest of its kind in the world
• Updated online presence through material photographs, database, website and newsletter
• Collaboratively coordinated exhibitions, weekly events, workshops and movie screenings and monthly field trips
• Researched and contacted international manufacturers and representatives for samples and literature
• Remained up-to-date on cutting-edge building technologies and learned the basics of material application

Aug 2013 - May 2015


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2016
Sep 2014 - Nov 2014


Olson Kundig Travel Fellowship, Grant

• Awarded biannually to an employee who demonstrates a personal curiosity towards a specific design inquiry
• Objective is to foster staff external experiences and exposure that can be shared with the office


Texas Society of Architects Design Award, Award

• Professional statewide award for student work, "FLOAT", a built project for the Spring 2016 Gulf Coast Design Lab led by Coleman Coker
• In collaboration with Nevin Blum, Michelle Cantu, Connie Chang, Evan Greulich, Asher Intebi, Marissa Jordan, Estrella Juarez, Kelsey Kaiser, Kevin Keating, Amy McDonnold, Ashley Nguyen, Raquel Royal.


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