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Claire Leavengood-Boxer, RA

Project Manager

Claire joined The Brooklyn Studio in the fall of 2016. She focuses on residential projects, particularly townhouse rehabilitations in Brooklyn. Prior to joining The Brooklyn Studio, Claire worked for PLY Architecture, Safdie Architects, and Cooper Carry Architects, where she gained experience working on office design, airport design, and urban planning projects.

Claire received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Architectural Studies and Environmental Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Her interest in environmental design initiatives led her to study abroad in Denmark, where she received a grant to study sustainable Danish communities. Claire received her Master of Architecture degree with High Honors from the University of Michigan. There she focused her studies on the integration of design and social justice. She went on to pitch her thesis to the Soros Justice Fellowship committee.

Claire is a native of Washington D.C. and has lived in Brooklyn since 2016. Her dog, Stella, is an active member of the office.

The Proust Questionnaire

Taking inspiration from a popular nineteenth-century parlor game, we sat down with each member of our team and asked them a few questions about their inspirations and aspirations.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Eight hours of sleep.

What is your greatest fear?

Walking over a cellar grate.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Fleece-lined clothing.

What talent would you most like to have?

To relax on command.

What is your favorite color?

Navy blue, with a hint of gray.

What is your favorite virtue?


Which living architect or designer do you most admire?

Denise Scott Brown.

Which dead architect or designer do you most admire?

Ray Eames.

What is the trait that you most appreciate in a building?

Exquisite attention to detail.

What is your favorite type of project to work on?

One with trusting and patient clients.

Who is your favorite author?

Michael Lewis.

Who is your favorite artist?

Perry Kulper.

What is your most treasured possession?

My dog, Stella.

Where would you like to live?

In a rent-free brownstone.

What quality do you most admire in others?


Stranded on a desert island, you have two books in your possession. What are they?

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis and The Social Animal by David Brooks.