"Claire Kahn graduated from Stanford University in 1977 with a Bachelors Degree in Design and was recipient of the Humanities Award. From 1977 to 1984, she worked for the San Francisco offices of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill where she developed graphics and interiors for the firm’s projects, including the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and the Southeast Financial Center in Miami. Since 1985, Claire has worked for WET (formerly WET Design) in Los Angeles. As Executive Designer for the firm, she has designed water features for projects worldwide, including the Los Angeles Music Center, the Gas Company Tower in Los Angeles, Barcelona World Trade Center, Columbus Circle in New York, Beijing Finance Street, San Pedro Gateway, and the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Claire’s studio work includes projects for commercial and residential installations. A range of media and treatments include painting, vellum and constructions using topographic relief. The interaction of light, transparency, color and pattern are central to her work."