Clio rayner

aia, leed ap bd+c
architect / project manager

Clio is a Salt Lake City native.  Her love of nature, science and the built environment flourished from her experience traveling and her exploration of the beautiful, surrounding landscapes of Utah.  This influences her motivation as an architect to this day.  Architecture is an opportunity to create places.  It should enhance and inform its context and serve its user.

While earning her Masters in Architecture at the University of Utah, Clio took every opportunity to expand her education.  She worked in the Grand Teton National Park during a summer, exploring the park and completing condition assessments on their entire building stock.  She was a member of the Design Build Bluff program for the Rosie Joe House—the first house designed and built by the students in Southern Utah.  She also took advantage of the study abroad program, visiting Germany and Spain to study architectural history.  During regular semesters, she was a teacher’s assistant for architectural writing while maintaining a side career as a pastry chef and server.

Clio graduated from the University of Utah in 2005, where her interests had grown into a focus on sustainable design.  She has worked at GSBS Architects ever since and became a licensed architect in Utah in 2009.  She believes that sustainable design is an integral aspect of good design.  Clio promotes sustainability through volunteer efforts and by taking every opportunity to educate her clients, collaborators and the public about sustainability.  She strongly believes in the power of education and has been fortunate enough to collaborate with like-minded clients for K-12 School Districts, Colleges and Universities.

“Stay together, learn the flowers, go light.”
Excerpt from “For the Children” by Gary Snyder

Notable Projects with GSBS:
• Utah Museum of Natural History
• Waterford Science Building Program
• OWATC Health Technology Building
• WSU Professional Classroom Building and Central Plant
• Snowbird Hidden Peak Restaurant

Sustainability Experience:  
Experience with LEED-BD+C (NC), LEED-ID+C (CI) and LEED-O+M (EB)
• Big D Corporate Office - Gold
• Escalante Science Center - Gold
• SLC Public Services Maintenance Facility – Gold
• OWATC Heath Tech Building – Gold
• Utah Museum of Natural History – Gold
• University of Utah School of Nursing – Silver
• GSA DOI Billings Office – Gold
• WSU Professional Classroom Building - Silver
• LEED Benchmark Document for LDS Meeting House
• Green Specifications for Innovision Group
• Sustainability Design Guidelines for Waterford School
• Artspace LEED Consulting

Professional Affiliations:
• USGBC LEED AP since 2006
• AIA Utah Board Member 2012-2014
• Women in Architecture Member 2013-present
• Utah Center for Architecture Board Member 2015-present 

Publications/Presentations/Teaching:
• Sustainability Lecture for Utah State Interior Design Department - 2006
• “Big D Construction’s Sustainable Endeavor”  NAIOP Utah Commercial Real Estate Symposium - 2007
• University of Utah College of Architecture Studio Class - 2008
• Lorman Presentation: Green Rating Systems - 2008
• Salt Lake Sustainable Design Conference: Big D Case Study - 2008


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