Claire Hitchcock Tilton

Project Designer

Claire believes when the places we inhabit feel authentic, alive and connected, it seeps into our identities. Their work as a farmer, field ecologist, landscape designer, and land manager of the Lynden Sculpture Garden has provided an ecological lens to see architecture. With an understanding of buildings as part of ecology, Claire values a holistic sense of place shaped by social connectivity, use of local materials, flow of light, water, and air to create ecologically and culturally resonant environments. Claire's creative skill translates spatial ideas rooted deeply in context into master plans, architectural designs and impactful visualizations. In their free time, Claire can be found going on long aimless walks, gardening and making art.

  • Master of Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Ecological coursework, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Milwaukee Institute of Art + Design

  • St. Johns College, Great Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Visualization 1+2, Studio, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee SARUP

  • Continuing Education Instructor in Sculpture, Milwaukee Institute of Art + Design

  • Discussion Panelist, Chicago Architecture Biennial

  • Architectural Education in the Climate Emergency: A Discussion about the pedagogical and cultural education necessary for working toward climate justice

  • Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee SARUP “New Wild” Landscape Archetypes in Architectural Design