ERA Architects

Claire Forward

Claire specializes in providing historic background context and site research for various projects at ERA. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to research and writing in a diverse range of milieus including social histories, historic building refurbishment case studies, policy documents, technical conservation consultation, adaptive reuse management plans, and heritage strategy guidelines. Her specific interests include adaptive reuse, community partnerships, and the overall enhancement of built, natural, and intangible heritage environments.

Claire holds a Master of Science in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh, and a Master of Arts in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education from Maastricht University. Claire also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Comparative Literature and Culture, and French Language and Literature from the University of Western Ontario. She is currently pursuing full membership of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

Prior to joining ERA, Claire has worked both locally and internationally on numerous conservation projects with an emphasis on historic research and collaborative interpretation that informs effective planning actions and resilient outcomes.