S. Claire Conroy
is editorial director of residential architect
, CUSTOM HOME, and CUSTOM HOME OUTDOORS magazines. She has written about residential design and building for more than 18 years. Prior to Hanley Wood, she served as managing editor and arts editor of Dossier
, a city magazine based in Washington, D.C. In 2003, she received American Business Media’s Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Staff-Written Editorials. Her passion for houses and design is genetically linked; her mother, Sarah Booth Conroy, Hon. AIA, was the longtime home design editor and a columnist for The Washington Post
. She is a graduate of Vassar College.