As an interior designer and architect, Klara’s work is motivated by the emotional responses authentic places evoke in us. Relating a way of living to place is her approach for developing meaningful spaces that are not only a proposition for lifestyle and a personal reflection of its occupants, but a stage and context for the daily rituals of gathering and retreat.
After studies in architecture at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and the School of Beaux Arts in Berlin, Germany, she graduated with high distinction on her thesis and research for a hospice, with a Diploma in Architecture (equiv. Master) from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
In 2004, she was recruited by Rick Joy Architects in order to establish with Rick the firm’s full services for interior design. Klara’s experiences include custom homes and the interiors for the ultra luxurious Amangiri eco resort in Southern Utah. Numerous projects have been featured in architectural publications.
Among other, Klara's previous work experiences include employments with Devanthéry & Lamunière in Geneva, internships with Shafer Architects in Chicago and the Fraunhofer Institute where she was part of the interdisciplinary group Office 21 to develop future creative workplaces, based on brain research.
Klara Claudia Valent is a registered architect at the German Chamber of Architects.