Claire Morris

Claire Morris

URBAN DESIGNER

Claire Morris joined the SA+R team in 2019 as an Urban Designer. Bringing a unique combination of experience in urban design, real estate development and planning to our team, she offers each project a valuable perspective which unifies both her creative and practical points of view.

Claire’s career experience to-date has included navigating large master planning work through design and entitlement in Denver and Aurora, Colorado.  Prior to moving to Denver, Claire managed mixed-use real estate development projects, serving as a liaison between design professionals, municipalities and on-site project construction managers. She also previously worked as a planning intern for the City of Tuscaloosa and helped develop a downtown overlay plan that focused on the revitalization of the town’s historic Main Street district.

In recent years Claire’s design work has focused on transit-oriented development (TOD) plans in the Metro Denver area, from large scale visioning efforts nearing 500 acres to working with architectural teams on individual parcels. She has a passion for collaborating with all stakeholders to see that each project is delivered with excellence and elevates the public realm for the surrounding community. Pivoting seamlessly between scales in pursuit of each project’s realization.

Education:
Master of Urban Design, University of Miami (2016)
Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration, Minor in Regional and Urban Planning, University of Alabama (2013)
Certifications:
National Charrette Institute – Charrette Systems Certified
Professional Associations:
Urban Land Institute (ULI)